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The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois
April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS
 

LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!


MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 150 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the ninth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com).  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST
Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con’s website.  We’ll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information.  Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning – stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com


Andy McDermott: THE SHADOW PROTOCOL - Now available!

NO ONE CAN KNOW HIM. NO ONE SHOULD TRUST HIM. AND AMERICA WON’T SURVIVE WITHOUT HIM.

Adam Gray is a cipher, a disciplined loner conditioned not to betray a single emotion. Part of an elite team spearheaded by a brilliant neuroscientist, Gray is a covert agent armed with PERSONA, a device that allows him to copy the brain patterns of the terrorists and operatives he meets in the field. For twenty-four hours he can recall their memories. He can know every detail of their plans. He can be America’s worst enemy—before he’s back to being Adam Gray again.

Now Gray and his team are racing to stop a plot to release a radioactive isotope that could kill millions. And in a nerve-racking clandestine meeting, Gray senses that his cover is cracked and that the mission—not to mention his life—may be in grave danger. But as they fight this violent conspiracy around the globe, another threat has emerged. This one has the perfect cover, the most unlikely double agent, and the most terrifying power of all. For a beautiful young scientist has discovered an unforeseen weakness in PERSONA: Adam Gray’s own past.

Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Dell



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE AVENGER Volume 12: "The Wilder Curse," "Midnight Murder" & "To Kill a Dead Man"
The pulps' legendary "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Justice, Inc. must unmask a serial murderer before "The Wilder Curse" claims further innocent victims. Then, a deadly plane crash sets Dick Benson on the trail of the incredible0 new .. invention behind "Midnight Murder." PLUS "To Kill a Dead Man," the final Avenger thriller from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine by Spider-scribe Emile Tepperman! This classic pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Lenosci and A. Leslie Ross, Paul Orban's interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-126-4  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 81: "Murder Every Hour" and "The Time Master"—plus "The Man Who Murdered Time"
The Master of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two classic pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, "Murder Every Hour" follows each time a murderer is caught—until it's finally time for The Shadow to ring in the midnight hour! Then, super-crimes are perpetrated with split-second precision by the minions of "The Time Master." BONUS: The entire world will endlessly relive the same day's events unless The Shadow can reverse the incredible plot of "The Man Who Murdered Time" in a bizarre New Year's thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-134-9 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Bear Alley Books - Now available!

In his latest essay, Steve Holland looks at what is often called the very first hard-boiled detective, written by Carroll John Daly for the pages of Black Mask magazine. In introducing the subject, he also explores how authors like Raymond Chandler imagined hard-boiled fiction was reacting to the crime novels of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers when, in fact, hard-boiled yarns emerged at the same time drawing room crime dramas were going through their golden age.

Kindle Price:  $1.99 




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Another DD&MM Hiccup….
Countdown: 100 Days to Windy City!
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #38 Update
Celebrating The Serial’s Centennial
Final Days For The Special Deal On BNT’s GUIDE TO PULP FICTION
Happy Holidays From Murania Press


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 267: Robots unleashed!  
James Palmer unleashes robots in the Book Cave. Also today is Art Sippo and Rik Offenberger's birthday. Be sure and wish them both a Happy Birthday!

Episode 266:  Gary Lovisi
Episode 265:  The Wolverine
Episode 264: David Wood
Episode 263: The Tom and Ginger Show
Episode 262: Holmes For The Holidays
Episode 261: Brother Bones
Episode 260: Zeppelin Tales

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 1 TP - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Victor Ibanez (Art), Pere Perez (Art), Roger Robinson (Art), Ego (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

In the forties, he was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius . . . a superhero. Since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle and into the present day, Captain Midnight has been labeled a threat to homeland security. Can Captain Midnight survive in the modern world, with the US government on his heels and an old enemy out for revenge?!

Collects Captain Midnight #1-#3, Captain Midnight #0, and the Captain Midnight Free Comic Book Day story.

120 pages, $14.99, in stores on 
January 29.





CONAN: THE PHANTOMS OF THE BLACK COAST TP  - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
Victor Gischler (Writer), Attila Futaki (Art/Cover), and Jok (Color)

First time in print!

King Conan is haunted by the ghost of his first -- and some say greatest -- love. If he is to ever know peace again, he must put her spirit to rest. Who is the mysterious sorceress Conan enlists to aid him in his quest, even as she secretly plots against him? And can the barbarian survive the danger-filled journey across the never-ending ocean, back to the forbidding temple on the coast, where his lost love met her end?

Collects Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast #1-#5 (previously published in digital editions only).

128 pages, $19.99






Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Forgotten Books: BENEFIT PERFORMANCE by Richard Sale (1946) - New!
WEIRD TALES 34, 35 & 36 (1926) - New!
Flying Freebooters: A new Adventure collection by FREDERICK NEBEL - New!
Comic Gallery: Mickey Spillane's MIKE DANGER 4, 5 & 6 (1995-96) - New!
Pulp Gallery: GOLDEN FLEECE
Overlooked Films: DICK TRACY (1945)
Comic Gallery: JOHN SEVERIN Out West


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.

 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Death for Cops" by G. T. Fleming-Roberts from G-MEN DETECTIVE, January, 1941
Police Captain Nick Kalkas Runs Down the Clue of the Toy Bank - and Collides With a Murder.
"Doom in the Bag" by Dale Clark from SECRET AGENT "X", April, 1937
Willie the Wolf and Louie the Louse were sure they could beat any rap - for nobody had tipped them off to - doom in the bag.
"A Cold Night for Murder" by J. Lane Linklater from POPULAR DETECTIVE, January, 1948
Grains of Glass In a Dead Man's Thumb Point the Way for Bill Treat on a Trail of Mystery!



  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

December 2013

In Writings
The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2013
In Writings
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post with the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


July - October 2013
In Writings
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween, The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson - New!

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!

Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Glasgow Mystery

The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder
The Brighton Mystery
The Dublin Mystery
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


Gateway Omnibus: C.L. Moore  - Now available!

From the ground-breaking digital initiative, the SF Gateway, three acclaimed novels from the award-winning C. L. Moore. A perfect introduction to one of the greats of classic SF.

From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic work of C. L. Moore.

One of the first women to rise to prominence in the male-dominated world of pulp science fiction, Moore was a mainstay of SF in the middle of the last century, both as a solo writer and in collaboration with her husband, Henry Kuttner. This omnibus shows her mastery of both Sword and Sorcery and planetary romance, reprinting JIREL OF JOIRY, NORTHWEST OF EARTH, and story collection JUDGEMENT NIGHT.


Paperback, £18.99
E-book edition also available.




Gateway Omnibus: Henry Kuttner  - Now available!

Three essential works from one of the formative voices of post-war science fiction.

From the vaults of The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the fantastic work of one of the Golden Age's most influential writers, Henry Kuttner.

Henry Kuttner sold his first story WEIRD TALES in early 1936 and was, with his wife, fellow writer C. L. Moore, a regular contributor to John W. Campbell's ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. He and Moore collaborated for most of the 1940s and 1950s, but his career was tragically cut short in 1958, when he suffered a fatal heart attack. This omnibus contains two of his major novels, which have been out of print for many years - FURY and MUTANT - and collection THE BEST OF HARRY KUTTNER.

Paperback, £18.99
E-book edition also available.



Girasol Collectables - February Pulp Replicas!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #101 from February 1942 - $35
Featuring  "Murder's Legionaires
"

TERROR TALES #41 from July/Aug 1939 - $35
Featuring  "Slaves for the Wine Goddess"
WEIRD TALES #135 from March 1935 - $35
Featuring Conan in  "Jewels of Gwahlur" by Robert E. Howard
       
        
    
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

As always, these reprints are exact copies including the illustrations, ads, and back-up stories and have been printed on off-white paper, staple-bound and finished off with a high quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.

Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Girasol Collectables

Back issues - Still available!

ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)

DIME MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
#1 December 1932

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2  March 1935
#3  April 1935

DR. YEN SIN  ($35 each postpaid)
#1 May/June 1936
#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939


HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935
#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
#1 January 1933
#2 April 1933
#3 July 1933
#4  October 1933
#5  January 1934

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1935

#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5  January 1936
#6  February 1936
#7  March 1936

MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance


THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
February/March 1939

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
February 1933

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936  (#2 after a title change)
#5   March 1936
#9   July 1936
#11 September 1936

#17 March 1937

THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
April/May 1939

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#18 October 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2   December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#4   February 1937

#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71  
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75  
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)


STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
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STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
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STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
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#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
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#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
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#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
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#14  October 1935
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#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
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#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
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#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939

#41 July-August 1939

THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
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#2  April 1923
#3
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#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

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#17 February 1925
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March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
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#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
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#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#114 June 1933

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#118 October 1933
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#132 December 1934
#135 March 1935

#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Coming soon and highly recommended!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!

This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES
$125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international)
Release date: Now available!

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.
Release date: April 1, 2014!

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.





The Golden Age - Now online!

FLASH GORDON
- New!
FRANK KELLY FREAS ~ 1922-2005  
FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Conan Paintings  
ALEX RAYMOND ~ 1909-1956  
JEFF JONES 1944-2011 ~ Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard.

HANNES BOK ~ 1914-1964


GREEN HORNET #9 - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Frere
Cover: Paolo Rivera

The Hornet's "criminal empire" has expanded--and now he's on the radar of J. Edgar Hoover! The Green Hornet is Public Enemy Number One! Targeted by the law and organized crime, not even Britt Reid's fortune can buy Hornet and Kato out of this fix!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 18







H. P. Lovecraft did not have a great many female correspondents, but among the most notable was Elizabeth Toldridge, a poet living in Washington, D.C., who began corresponding with Lovecraft in the late 1920s. Over their decade-long exchange of letters, Lovecraft discussed at length the aesthetic basis of poetry and the methods by which poetic expression could be made relevant in an age of science. He came to recognize that his earlier attempts at writing eighteenth-century-style verse were aesthetic failures, and he attempted to put his new poetic theories into practice with Fungi from Yuggoth (1929–30) and other poems. Lovecraft also extensively discussed the current political and economic situation, recognizing that the onset of the Great Depression necessitated a political shift—one that ultimately led him to moderate socialism.
 
Anne Tillery Renshaw was a colleague of long standing, having known Lovecraft during his amateur journalism period in the 1910s. Late in life she commissioned Lovecraft to work on her treatise on English usage, Well-Bred Speech (1936). This edition publishes for the first time several chapters that Lovecraft wrote for that book that were dropped before publication.
 
Exhaustively annotated by leading Lovecraft scholars David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, this volume illuminates one of the great literary personalities of his time—and in his own words. The letters are presented in unabridged form and with detailed notes and commentary.


475 pages
$25.00



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

AMAZING STORIES, September 1941
ENCHANTRESS OF LEMURIA by Stanton A. Coblentz headlines this issue.


Contents:
ENCHANTRESS OF LEMURIA by Stanton A. Coblentz
MUTINY IN SPACE by Jep Powell
FERDINAND FINKNODLE'S PERFECT DAY by David Wright O'Brien
THE THRONE OF VALHALLA by Arthur T. Harris
YELLOW MUD FOR COWARDS by P. F. Costello
MYSTERY OF THE MUMMY by Duncan H. Farnsworth DR. LOUDON'S ARMAGEDDON by Alexander Blade

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages. $15.00.
  

THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON by Johann Rudolf Wyss

The classic 1879 book edited by William H. G. Kingston about a family stranded on an island. Translated from the German.

Order Trade Paperback Here  - $15
Order Hardcover with Illustrated Boards Here
  - $29.95






Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

LOVE STORY, February 20, 1937 - New!
Newsstand photos from rare American News Company publication - New!
J. D. Salinger on American Masters
Water!.......Water! -
An Appreciation of WORDSLINGERS
Pulp Covers: Tropical

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #1 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

A Manhattan sporting event goes terribly wrong as the ref is killed in front of a live audience by two crazed—and seemingly bulletproof—wrestlers. Who is behind this new reign of terror?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 5.





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Lone Ranger: The Lost "1933" Adventures - New!
Jack Armstrong: Bound for Obsolescence
The Theft and Recovery of The Lone Ranger
The Mysterious Traveler Radio Program: Five "Lost" Episodes
Lone Ranger Movie Review
The Original 1964-65 Jonny Quest Cartoons and the Rick Brant Novels
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
The Shadow Unmasked
The Shadow: The 1934-1940 Cliffhanger Serial

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Red Eye
- New!
The Omen - New!
Mr. Midnight
The Moon Girl
The Midnight Sentinel
The Freedom Alliance
El Charo

NOIR #4 (OF 5)  - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
(Writer) Victor Gischler (Art) Andrea Mutti (Cover) Ardian Syaf

In the Labyrinth of the Templars, The Black Sparrow and Miss Fury follow the deranged villains Orlando and Minerva on a trail of a lost treasure.  Along the way, they dodge traps and pitfalls and learn of the Templar connection to the Mohawk Tribe.  Will the ladies be forced to join forces with the bad guys to attain their goal, or will one stab the other in the back at the first opportunity.  Blazing guns, snapping bullwhips and the looming shroud of betrayal await you in the next issue of Noir.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 5.




PS Publishing
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft

At the printer and coming in March!


This Lovecraft Illustrated series is the brainchild of celebrated artist, Pete Von Sholly. Pete has written and illustrated many comic books and magazines for Dark Horse, Last Gasp, IDW, BOOM!, Kitchen Sink and others and has storyboarded over 100 feature films including The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist, The Green Mile, Darkman, Mars Attacks!, The Mask and James and the Giant Peach. H.P. Lovecraft has been a favorite author of his for many years and Pete has long wished to visualize his fabulous imagery in book form.

PUBLICATION DATE  March 2014
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION S.T. Joshi
PAGES 160

Price: £18.00




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Time’s Last Gift by Philip Jose Farmer  - New!
Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney  - New!
Spear & Fang by Robert E. Howard
The Price of Vengeance by Hugh B. Cave
Tiger Cat by David H. Keller


Pulp Den - Now online!

The Cemetery of The Swallows - New!
Tom's Short Story Collection- New!
The New Adventure of The Green Ghost
- New!
Echoes 30
Fight Card Anthology
Collections Of New Pulp Stories
The Anti-Gravity Steal
Her Name Is Violence

         Pulp Den  
Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Profile of Arthur S. Hoffman, Adventure magazine editor, from 1920 - New!
Collection of Frank Gruber's Black Mask short stories about Oliver Quade, Encyclopedia salesman just released
Pulp art - original paintings and cover photos from the Robert Lesser collection - slideshow
Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Best of Adventure, vol. 1, 1910-1912
T.T. Flynn - Sailor, Railroadman, Author
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘The Shadow of Judex’
- New!
Review: ‘Grottos of Chinatown’
- New!
Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 4′
A look at the Munsey pulp heroes

Review: ‘Tales of Masks & Mayhem, Vol. 4′
Capt. Hazzard, overlooked Doc Savage clone


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Timing is everything- New!
Reread or not?
Speaking of Murray Leinster…
So, how do you say Leinster?


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #44
Captain Zero #2 Audiobook
The Mark of Zero! by G. T. Fleming-Roberts

Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

Most pulp heroes were born in editorial conferences, with or without the input of the assigned author. This is how great characters like Doc Savage and The Avenger were created.
 
Not so the Master of Midnight, Captain Zero. He was solely the brainchild of pulp veteran G. T. Fleming-Roberts, who had previously worked on Secret Agent X, the Black Hood and the Green Ghost, the latter two under his own name.


 
In 1948, Fleming-Roberts decided to turn the stalwart pulp superhero on its head and came up with mild-mannered newspaperman, Lee Allyn, who stripped down to his skivvies every midnight and sallied forth as the invisible but nervous Captain Zero. Thinking he had a winner, Fleming-Roberts left his Indianapolis home and went knocking on the doors of the major Manhattan pulp houses.
 
Street & Smith’s Daisy Bacon turned him down. They already had the original unseen avenger, The Shadow. Who needed another? But when the writer paid a call on Popular Publications, the former issuers of The Spider and Secret 6 decided to get back into the hero business. They announced the first issue for early 1949, but the pulp industry remained stuck in the post-war doldrums, so Popular held back Captain Zero #1 for a September release. The first issue of the new bi-monthly was cover-dated November.
 
Captain Zero was a breath of fresh air in a field dominated by grim crimebusters. Lee Allyn didn’t really want to fight crime, but what are you going to do with your time after an accident turns you invisible (except for your eyeballs, that is) every midnight? Underfunded, unappreciated, at risk of being overwhelmed by the furious guns of the Underworld, Captain Zero battles small-town crime far from the big cities braver superheroes guarded.
 
For his second caper, Captain Zero challenges a mysterious mastermind who commands his murderous minions via radio, and is known only as the Man in the Black Hat. It appears as if G. T. Fleming-Roberts was having a bit of fun––for the Man in the Black Hat sounds a lot like The Shadow! If that’s not enough, he manages to run afoul of the local law, and becomes a wanted fugitive.
 
The Mark of Zero! is the name of this thrilling tale. It’s narrated with just the right leavening of wry wit by Michael C. Gwynne. Also included in this exciting audiobook are two short stories torn from the pages of the January, 1950 issue of Captain Zero, “Pinned Down!” and “Double-Take on Death,” penned by Alan Ritner Anderson and Walt Sheldon respectively. 7 hours $27.98 Audio CDs / $13.99 Download.



Held once each generation and attended by the greatest mages in the world, the Auction offered a prize of incredible power to the winner. But, what happened to those bidders whose offers didn't meet the final price?
 
Valerie Lancaster had no desire to attend the Auction. But when her father was murdered for his invitation, she knew she had to go to find his killer — and keep from being slain herself.
 
It's the Devil's Auction. Accompanied by her father's friend, Alex Warner, Valerie found herself confronted by werewolves, golems and the most powerful sorcerers in the world. But none of them prepared her for the final, shocking secret of the Devil's Auction.


"I haven't had this much fun since I beat my pet hamster to death with a chair leg! A rootin-tottin booger of a book! Fresh as a spring daisy, but mean and nasty as a rattlesnake bite!" — Joe R. Lansdale

"I liked everything about this book, including the title!" — Robert Bloch
 
This audiobook features a beautiful wraparound cover by Stephen Fabian. 7 hours $27.98 Audio CDs / $13.99 Download.





Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.


Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

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Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

The Spider #89: The Spider and the Slave Doctor
Not until the Man in the Red Mask had seized the nation’s entire supply of life-saving drugs and enslaved the medical profession, did the police realize the purpose of Murder’s newest henchman! By then, the department was paralyzed; young Dr. Guilmuir was sacrificing his life in the chair; his fiancee and Nita van Sloan were in the Vipers’ Pit — and the Spider alone was left to answer Humanity’s urgent cry for help! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Bruno Fischer
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Bruno Fischer  reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Operator #5 #35: The Army Without a Country
The Purple Invasion story #10 of 13

America's Defenders wavered at the Divide before those trenches of the Purple Empire hordes — checked by a living wall of crucified children! How could they gain victory without massacring their own? And how could Operator 5 avert this total annihilation of the nation's young? From behind that human barricade, the mad Emperor's legion poured out death, secure in its ghastly strategy. There was but one way of overthrowing the invaders, terrible though its cost. Into the jaws of destruction marched the men who knew how to die — then miraculously attack again! What has become known as the “War and Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. The legions of Emperor Maximilian swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service were enlisted in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun and lasted for 13 installments. In order to enjoy the unfolding storyline, it's best to start with Death’s Ragged Army and read sequentially through to The Siege that Brought the Black Death. These 13 novels represent the most daring and unique departure ever in this kind of pulp magazine. Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Double Detective - The Green Lama #11: The Case of the Fugitive Fingerprints
A clever killer leaves a trail of bloody fingerprints that lead exactly nowhere, because the owner apparently materializes only to kill. The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "Calling All Corpses" by Robert Jay Arthur
“I’ll tell you where the money is, Daniel,” Aunt Emily said. “It’s waiting for you — in your coffin!” In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Copperhead" by Wilbur S Peacock
The writhing, fanged death buried its venom-filled teeth into a priceless fortune — but Dane Vernon didn’t get it! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Corpses Incorporated" by Dale Clark
When that screwball inventor’s lab blew up, it was like a direct hit on an ammo dump, and I saw those fiery tracers blaze their cryptic, deadly sign across the sky: Murder — fifty shares a shroud! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "School Mistress of the Mad" by Russell Gray
Lovely Linda Hudson disregarded young Blair’s inspired warning, and took a job as teacher to a horde of inbred idiots. How could she know that she would be called upon to mother a new strain among that brood of slavering, bestial imbeciles! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.






ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #7 - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
Ian Edginton (Writer), Paul Tobin (Writer), Gary Chaloner (Writer/Art), Richard Pace (Art), Aaron McConnell (Art), Moose Baumann (Color), and Nic Klein (Cover)

This latest issue packs in the sword-swinging action! The treacherous origin story of swordswoman Dark Agnes concludes, while Pictish king Bran Mak Morn clashes with an ancient sorcerer in Men of the Shadows Part 3. Frontiersman Breckinridge Elkins gets a rather rude introduction to civilization, and, if that weren't enough, we have a 41-page John Buscema swashbuckler featuring Valeria the she-pirate!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on November 27.





THE SAINT (UK releases)
Now available!


Mulholland Books is bringing out thirty-six of Leslie Charteris’s solo novels over the course of the year.
 
A lot of people will know the Saint from the Roger Moore series, and the books are just as action-packed and delightful.
Templar is a man of a thousand disguises, always ready with a plan, a quip, and if all else fails, a swift upper-cut.
He lives for adventure, dispensing his own unique brand of justice along the way.
 

The final six books will be released in February 2014!

Thanks to Ian Dickerson for the tip!


Seven Deadly Sons - Now available!

Operating from a long-forgotten polar base, a mysterious new breed of werewolf is striking around the world, murdering retired Nazi Hunters.
To stop the string of horrific attacks, America's super-soldiers will head to the coldest place on Earth and uncover an ancient mystery buried beneath the ice.

Indie writer C.E. Martin releases another fast-paced pulp-thriller in his Stone Soldiers series that features modern super soldiers battling the supernatural around the world. For Seven Deadly Sons, Martin once more turns to the many fantastical conspiracy theories about Antarctica, Nazis and supersoldiers to craft a tale of over-the-top action and historic mystery. Fans of pulp, men's adventure and imaginative conspiracy theories will thrill as a mystery reaching back much further than World War II is uncovered and the forces of good and evil clash on the polar ice. The Stone Soldiers are America's greatest defense against the forces of darkness—men turned to living stone, nearly invulnerable to most conventional weapons and strong enough to face the toughest of monsters. Joined by their own werewolf, vampire and a team of psychics, the Stone Soldiers respond swiftly to supernatural threats around the globe, stopping evil in its tracks.

In Seven Deadly Sons, the team squares off against a new threat that is bigger, stronger and faster than anything they've ever encountered. They quickly find themselves fighting for their lives as the greatest weapons of the Third Reich finally show themselves to the modern world. After a defeat at their own headquarters, the team will have to track their new enemies to a remote polar base and find some way to prevail against horrific creatures armed with long-lost technology from a prehistoric age and the deadly cold of Antarctica.

C.E. Martin is a former USAF Security Forces specialist and criminal justice investigator. Combining the fantastical stories he learned in the USAF with seventeen years of experience in the criminal justice system, he forges over-the-top tales of pulp action as an independent author.

Seven Deadly Sons is currently available on Kindle and is coming soon to iTunes, Smashwords.com, Barnes and Noble and many other fine ebook sellers.
For more about the Stone Soldiers visit the Stone Soldiers Books Blog at the link below.



THE SHADOW #22 - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross, Cris Bolson,Dennis Calero, Francesco Francavilla

The search for the Girasol’s secret has lead The Shadow from the dark streets of Manhattan to the snowy wastes of Siberia and the vaunted peaks of the Himalayas. Now his journey brings him to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. But is he one step closer to the mystery’s solution, or to his own grave?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 22




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Murder Marsh - New!
Room of Doom - New!
Dictator of Crime
The Silent Seven
Five Ivory Boxes
Forgotten Gold
The Four Signets
THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #7 (OF 10) - Now available!
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Wilfredo Torres
Covers: A: Matt Wagner, B: Alex Ross, C: Chris Samnee, D: Howard Chaykin


Margo’s solo attempt to locate Big Gun Massaretti lands her in the hands of her crazed ex-lover.  Danger looms high above the streets of old New York as The Shadow attempts his most daring rescue ever!  Meanwhile, an intrepid reporter inches ever closer to uncovering The Shadow’s guarded secrets…

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Note: This title arrived in comic shops January 29.



SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VAMPIRES OF LONDON HC - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
Sylvain Cordurie (Writer), Laci (Art), Axel Gonzalbo (Color), and Jean-Sebastien Rossbach (Cover)

Sherlock Holmes died fighting Professor Moriarty in the Reichenbach Falls. At least, that's what the press claims. However, Holmes is alive and well and taking advantage of his presumed death to travel the globe. Unfortunately, Holmes's plans are thwarted when a plague of vampirism haunts Britain.

96 pages, $17.99, On sale January 29.



THE SPIDER #17 - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
Writer: David Liss
Artist: Ivan Rodriguez
Covers: Colton Worley


Brought low by his enemies, the Spider haslost the means to carry on his crusade against crime, but not the will. Now it is time to strike back. The Spider wipes the slate clean and takes his pulpy revenge on those who have targeted him, but he’s about to find out that their hooks go far deeper into his life than he ever imagined.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 16





Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Woman Into Animal - New!
Man Into Animal - New!
Snake - New!
Man and Animal - New!
Woman and Wolf - New!
Woman and Animal - New!
A New Magazine
- New!
Man, Woman, and Animal - New!
Animal and Monster
Man, Woman, and Creature
Man and Monster
Woman and Monster
The Eternal Triangle: Man, Woman, Monster
Merry Christmas from Tellers of Weird Tales!

Tellers of Weird Tales
New pulp era story magazine under consideration! 


Terence Hanley is considering publishing a magazine in the spirit of the story magazines of the pulp era.
Anyone interested in submitting stories, poetry, illustrations, cartoons, and essays in the realms of fantasy, weird fiction, horror, and science fiction of the speculative kind--no space opera, should visit the link below for more information.


Tom Johnson - Now available!
New Pulp Heroes

NEW PULP HEROES is now available in a 280-page paperback from FADING SHADOWS, $12.00, plus $3.99 postage (US).

Tom & Ginger Johnson compile 56 essays on new pulp characters, plus 2 essays on villains, plus much more data. Also included are new pulp fiction stories by grandma & grandpa Johnson: “The Mind Master” by Tom, and “The Origin of Mr. Minus” by Ginger. This will only be sold through FADING SHADOWS. This is very likely the first of several books that will chronicle the history of new pulp heroes, and their creators.

Order from Tom Johnson, 204 W. Custer St., Seymour, TX or contact  fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Tom & Ginger were on The Book Cave discussing NEW PULP HEROES the week of January 2nd, 2014. Please listen in.

This volume is only being sold through FADING SHADOWS, so be the first to get your copies.



Tom Johnson - Now available!

In the far future, the worlds of tomorrow will bring many dangers to the travelers of the star ways.  Space Rangers like Captain Steve Danger will be hard pressed to protect those settlers on distant planets. Even the Ghosts, the secret police, will have trouble discovering the mysterious galactic thief known as the Forever Man. Here are five exciting tales of our future problems on distant worlds of tomorrow. Space Opera at its best; ray gun blasters and rocket ships, and alien forms of life interacting with Earthman as they travel farther into the far universe.


“Worlds of Tomorrow” by Tom Johnson is now available on Amazon Kindle for $4.99.
This volume includes a wonderful cover by Teresa Tunaley.




WARLORD OF MARS #33 - Now available!
Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Leandro Oliveira, covers by Joe Jusko and Lucio Parrillo

Note: This title arrived in comic shops January 29.

John Carter desperately searches for the true identity of the tyrant who has dragged Mars into a planet-spanning crusade of racial extermination.  Although Carter finds a ray of hope among his former enemies, the tyrant is tracking his every move...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #35 - Arriving in comic shops February 5!
(Writer) Robert Place Napton; (Art) Carlos Rafael; (Cover) Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves

Following recent events, Dejah Thoris has sheltered a young orphan, but she may have gotten more than she bargained for when the resourceful child proves to have her own agenda and escapes. Meanwhile, an assassin with a score to settle has set his sights on the same young girl. Dejah must find her before the assassin does!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 22





William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Sgt. Janus Returns


Jim Beard made quite a splash in the New Pulp community when he introduced an original occult detective character in Sgt. Janus, Spirit-Breaker in 2012. There has been a rich history of Holmesian occult detectives, but Beard appeared to have been the first to hit upon the brilliant concept of having each short story in the volume narrated by a different client of the detective. It was a simple, but highly effective means of giving eight different perspectives on the character.

Read the rest at the links below.

Zombies from the Pulps! - Now Available for Pre-Order!
Edited by Jeffrey Shanks

ZOMBIES! From The Walking Dead to World War Z to Plants vs. Zombies, they have become a multimedia pop culture sensation. But this isn’t the first zombie boom—in the 1920s and 30s, stories of voodoo zombie masters, mad scientists animating corpses, and evil sorcerers raising undead armies first began to appear in books, in movies, and in the pages of the pulp magazines. This volume collects twenty creepy tales from pulps like Weird Tales, Dime Mystery, and Terror Tales by writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, Manly Wade Wellman, Henry Kuttner, and E. Hoffmann Price. From genuine horror classics like “Herman West—Reanimator” and “Pigeons from Hell” to rare and hard-to-find tales from the notorious shudder pulps, this anthology edited with an introduction by Jeffrey Shanks is one that no zombie fan should miss!

Ships February 2014

Trade Paperback - $19.95 plus S/H
Limited Edition HC - $39.95 plus S/H







24 January 2014

The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois
April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS
 

January 24 Update!

Ed Hulse, who does a bang-up job each year organizing our film programming, blogs about the upcoming convention on his Murania Press site. Check it out!
And while there, feel free to order some of his pulp reprints, his excellent guide to the pulps, or issues of Blood 'N' Thunder, one of the best magazines ever devoted to the pulps.
 
And updating his article a bit, 90 days out from the show, all 151 of our dealer tables are SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who bought one, and if you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please let us know.


We hope to see  you April 25-27 for pulp fandom’s first big party of the year!

Doug Ellis & John Gunnison


LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!


MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 150 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the ninth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com).  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST
Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con’s website.  We’ll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information.  Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning – stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com

Adventure House - Now available!

High Adventure #134
Dan Fowler - G-Man Double Issue
 
"The Looting of Las Verdes"
"Murders on Ice"

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski




Adventure House - Now available!

Phantom Detective - 03/43

"Stones of Satan" by Robert Wallace
"The wings of death brush past the Phantom Detective as he pits brains and brawn against the sinister cunning of a diabolical criminal's fiendish brand of deviltry!"

"Quail's Way" by Allan K. Echols
"Hideouts Are Secre"t by J. Lane Linklater

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95
 


Adventure House - Now available!

Sky Fighters - 07/37
Featuring The Lone Eagle

"Wings of War" by Lt. Scott Morgan
"Boiling doom threaten John Masters as he seeks to solve the mystery of the Tholb! 

"North Sea Nightmare" by George Bruce
"Luck of the Damned" by John Scott Douglas
"Fledgling's Finish" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"A Flyer In Cauliflowers" by Joe Archibald
"Fly High and Die" by Hal White

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
 Cover Artist: Eugene Frandzen
 


Airship 27 Productions
  AS TARTARY BURNS!
Available now from Amazon & Kindle and as a downloadable PDF!

Airship 27 Productions delves into the world of fantasy adventure with As Tartary Burns, an action packed novel set in the days of Russian empire building.

For generations, the freedom loving Cossacks battled their enemies; the Ottoman Turks and Crimean Tartars, for the supremacy of the rugged Steppes. Frustrated by the constant raids of these reckless, horse-riding warriors, Constantinople prepares a major campaign that will end the Cossacks and their way of life forever.

Realizing they are severely outnumbered against such a Turkish reprisal, the Cossack Headsman seeks out the sorcerer Alexsandr with a bold scheme. He wants Alexsandr to enter the realms of magic and enlist the aid of magical creatures of Slavic myth as allies. With the help of his friend, Commander Marko and the battled hardened Bohun, the wizard must summon all his skills, both martial and arcane, to fulfill his sacred mission and, in doing so, save his people.
“When I first read the manuscript, I was very excited,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “There seems to be very little interests these days in classic adventure tales. This marvelous book is the exception we’ve been waiting for.”

In the grand tradition of Robert E. Howard and Harold Lamb, writer Riley Hogan spins a tale of tested comrades about to risk all in a dangerous quest that, if they survive, could lead to the greatest victory in Cossack history.
Cover and interior illustrations were created by award-winning graphic artist, James Conahan, the author’s cousin, thus making As Tartary Burns a true family affair. Book design was provided by Art Director Rob Davis.

Now Available from Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle.
As a $3 PDF from our Official Website at the link below.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Andy McDermott: THE SHADOW PROTOCOL - Arriving in book stores January 28!

NO ONE CAN KNOW HIM. NO ONE SHOULD TRUST HIM. AND AMERICA WON’T SURVIVE WITHOUT HIM.

Adam Gray is a cipher, a disciplined loner conditioned not to betray a single emotion. Part of an elite team spearheaded by a brilliant neuroscientist, Gray is a covert agent armed with PERSONA, a device that allows him to copy the brain patterns of the terrorists and operatives he meets in the field. For twenty-four hours he can recall their memories. He can know every detail of their plans. He can be America’s worst enemy—before he’s back to being Adam Gray again.

Now Gray and his team are racing to stop a plot to release a radioactive isotope that could kill millions. And in a nerve-racking clandestine meeting, Gray senses that his cover is cracked and that the mission—not to mention his life—may be in grave danger. But as they fight this violent conspiracy around the globe, another threat has emerged. This one has the perfect cover, the most unlikely double agent, and the most terrifying power of all. For a beautiful young scientist has discovered an unforeseen weakness in PERSONA: Adam Gray’s own past.

Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Dell



Softcover edition now available!
ebook edition now available!
Hardcover edition now available!

When a brazen adventuress attempts to hire Doc Savage for a secret operation––but won't tell him why––it lights the fuse on one of the most explosive exploits ever to involve the Man of Bronze.
 
Who is Hornetta Hale? Why does she want to rent Doc’s submarine? And who is so desperate to eliminate her that they all but destroy Doc Savage's skyscraper headquarters in the process? From Manhattan Island to the Caribbean Sea, Doc and his fighting men chase the most violent gang of criminals they have ever encountered. Or are they merely criminals?


 Hornetta Hale was created by Lester Dent for a proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip in 1939, and has never appeared anywhere before.


Softcover edition now available!
ebook edition now available!
Hardcover edition now available!

The world believed that aviator Tom Franklin was dead. Years before, he had set out on a pioneering transpacific flight alone—and vanished!
 
When he returned, as it from the grave, Franklin and a mysterious woman flew a battered plane that had been repaired with plates of pure gold. Desperately seeking the help of Doc Savage, the mighty Man of Bronze, Franklin and his curvaceous charge fall into the clutches of diamond smuggler Blackbird Hinton and his cutthroat crew—but not before the bronze adventurer hears of their plight.
 
From Manhattan to Cape Town ensues a quest as dangerous as any in recorded history. One that will embroil the compassionate yet hard-fisted Doc Savage and his resourceful men in a raging struggle for control of one of history’s most closely guarded mysteries.  The lost secret of Python Isle!



Altus Press - Coming soon!

Mavericks: Longriders of the West by Tom Mount
Introduction by Will Murray
Illustrated by A. Leslie Ross, Don Hewitt, and J. Clinton Shepherd


Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox... They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails... Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage....  Collecting the entire saga: "Five Against the Law," "Mesquite Manhunters," "Bait for the Lobo Pack," "Doc Grimson’s Outlaw Posse," and "Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke Cure."

642 pages | $34.95 softcover |$44.95 hardcover


ANCIENT UNDEAD: A RICK RELIC ADVENTURE by Jamie Evans
Now available!


Pulse Pounding, Thrills, Spills, Chills,
Breakneck, Thundering Adventure!
James Bond and Indiana Jones Move over!
Rick Relic has arrived!
In this all new Pulse Pounding Episode…

The year is 1941 and Rick Relic - Stuntman, Pilot, and Death Defying Adventurer is put to the ultimate test as he vacations on a mysterious island in the Caribbean. An Ancient race emerges from Datura Lake to enslave mankind by turning the dead and living into zombies!!  And Rick Relic is the only one that can stop them!


Paperback: 134 pages
Publisher: PulpSmack Publishing; First Edition edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615856896
ISBN-13: 978-0615856896
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.3 inches
$6.29
More Rick Relic adventures are coming in 2014!



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in February!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 73: "Land of Long Juju" and "Se-Pah-Poo"
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in exotic pulp thrillers by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the capture of Renny by African warriors of the mysterious Shimba propels Doc and Patricia Savage on a daring rescue mission to "The Land of Long JuJu." Then, in "Se-Pah-Poo," the bizarre murder of an archeologist in Arizona and a withered hand lead the Man of Bronze and his aides to an ancient lost city! BONUS: a two-fisted adventure of Cap Fury, The Skipper! This instant collector's item leads off with the classic 1937 color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris and also includes all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban plus historical commentary by Will Murray, author of thirteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-136-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in February!

THE SHADOW Volume 82: "The Spy Ring" and "The White Column"
The Knight of Darkness battles saboteurs and Fifth Columnists in two classic prewar tales of espionage by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow teams with Myra Reldon and the real Lamont Cranston to defeat Velma Thane and her international "Spy Ring." Then, America's future hangs in the balance as Nazi saboteurs of "The White Column" attempt to cripple our nation's military defenses! BONUS: a Shadow espionage thriller from the Golden Age of Radio PLUS a classic adventure of Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator by Steve Fisher writing as "Stephen Gould." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-137-0 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95 


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!


DOC SAVAGE Volume 74: "The Motion Menace" and "Fire and Ice"
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two startling novels by W. Ryerson Johnson, Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, The Man of Bronze and Patricia Savage are confronted by "The Motion Menace," an invisible threat that renders modern weaponry obsolete! Then, in "Fire and Ice," a Canadian distress signal leads Doc Savage to a beautiful woman, a mysterious strongbox and a hidden secret society. BONUS: a Golden Age classic from the pages of Doc Savage Comics. This instant collector's item leads off with the classic 1937 color pulp cover by Emery Clarke and also includes all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban plus historical commentary by Will Murray, author of thirteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-138-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 74 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141624.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!


THE SHADOW Volume 83: "Crime over Boston" and "Crime Over Miami"
The Master of Darkness journeys from his Manhattan environs to prove that "crime does not pay" in two action-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow reverts to his true identity of Kent Allard to bring a fugitive financier to justice in "Crime Over Boston." Then, The Shadow teams with the real Lamont Cranston to unmask a criminal mastermind who has organized the Florida underworld into a criminal hurricane! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-139-4 Softcover, 7x10. 112 pages, B&W, $14.95  

THE SHADOW VOLUME 83 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141625.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!


THE SHADOW "FORESHADOWING THE BATMAN" superpack with THE SHADOW SPECIAL #1 and bonus art prints!
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman's 1939 debut, Sanctum Books collects the groundbreaking pulp novels that inspired the Caped Crusader's Golden Age in a 528-page multipack, featuring  a new foreword by legendary Batman scripter Dennis O'Neil, exclusive new bonus art prints and brand-new THE SHADOW SPECIAL #1. This instant collector's item leads off with "Partners of Peril," the groundbreaking 1936 thriller that was adapted as the debut Batman story in Detective Comics #27, and "Lingo" which introduced The Shadow's yellow boomerang, the forerunner of the Batarang! The Shadow combats a malevolent clown in "Death's Harlequin," a predecessor of The Joker's venom in "The Laughing Corpse," and in "Voodoo Trail" wages a battle to the death with Dr. Mocquino, who inspired Batman's first archfoe, Doctor Death! "The Devil Master" foreshadows Bill Finger and Bob Kane's use of giant props, while "The Shadow's Rival" was echoed in the 1953 Batman classic, "The Crime Predictor." PLUS: The Shadow Special #1 reprinting for the first time "The Crime Crypt" and "The Jade Dragon." SPECIAL BONUS COLLECTOR'S ITEMS include high-quality art prints of George Rozen's knockout "Voodoo Trail" painting, Jerome Rozen's rendition of "Partners of Peril" and the legendary Tom Lovell art that was "swiped" by Bob Kane in Detective Comics #27. This instant collector's item showcases all eight color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-140-0 Softcover, 7x10. 528 pages, B&W, $39.95
 

THE SHADOW SUPERPACK is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141626.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



THE BLACK BAT #11 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Brian Buccellato (Art) Ronan Cliquet (Cover) Jae Lee

Black Bat has managed to toe the line throughout his quest for redemption. But when someone close to him dies, will he finally cross that line and become a killer? Also, Oliver Snate's mystery guardian angel pulls back the curtain and finally reveals himself... propelling this story towards its gut-wrenching conclusion.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April

BLACK BAT #11 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141210.










Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Now available in paperback and ebook formats!

Oliver Quade, the Human Encyclopedia: Smashing Detective Stories

Oliver Quade knows the record for most eggs laid by a single hen. He knows which state has the longest coastline. He knows why cats purr, who signed the Magna Carta, and who won the two-hundred-twenty-meter race in the 1896 Olympics. Oliver Quade is the Human Encyclopedia, with an answer to every question save one: “When are you going to pay the rent?”

Hoping to solve this tricky problem, Quade heads to a poultry convention to sell some encyclopedias, and is just starting his sales pitch when a dead man is found in an incubator. It’s a puzzle that Quade will have to solve if he wants to escape the convention—and hopefully scrounge up some rent money along the way.

In this volume of stories, the Human Encyclopedia tangles with poisoned darts, dog show killers, and Civil War forgeries, but nothing proves quite so troublesome as the most dangerous villain of all: the landlord.



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media


Jo Gar leans over the railing and watches the rope dangle above the bay. There are forty feet of it, and at the end is a dead body, swinging from the longest noose the Island detective has ever seen. The Filipino police rule the death a suicide, but Gar is not convinced that a man would choose such a long rope to end his life.
 
The dead man, Gar learns, was a sharpshooter, who closed each night’s performance by climbing a rope and shooting targets along the way. A newlywed, he had been married only ten days on the night he died, and his widow insists he was too happy to end it all. But who would strangle a sharpshooter? Finding out will take Gar into the underbelly of a traveling circus—and may put his own neck on the line.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Another DD&MM Hiccup…. - New!
Countdown: 100 Days to Windy City!
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #38 Update
Celebrating The Serial’s Centennial
Final Days For The Special Deal On BNT’s GUIDE TO PULP FICTION
Happy Holidays From Murania Press



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 266:  Gary Lovisi
Gary Lovisi unveils his book "The Winged Men" first published in 1997 by Fading Shadows Press. Soon to releashed again with revised material from Wildside.

Episode 265:  The Wolverine
Episode 264: David Wood
Episode 263: The Tom and Ginger Show
Episode 262: Holmes For The Holidays
Episode 261: Brother Bones
Episode 260: Zeppelin Tales


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #10 - Coming in April!
Joshua Williamson (W), Fernando Dagnino (A), Ego (C), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

Captain Midnight’s search for his old sidekick, Chuck Ramsey, comes to an end—but, thanks to the teleporting assassin Helios, the meeting might not be the friendly reunion he expected.
One of Captain Midnight’s closest friends is about to die! Can he save them?


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99
, On sale April 30

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #10 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB140018.



THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 8 - Coming June 18!
Don Kraar (Writer), Judith Hunt (Pencils), Mike Manley (Pencils), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Art Nichols (Inks), Ernie Chan (Inks), Al Williamson (Inks), Pat Redding (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Ron Wagner (Cover)

With the tide of war turned, Conan’s armies assault the Nemedian capital. But the greatest threat to Conan is not Nemedian steel, but the steeled heart of a boy raised in the black arts and dedicated to Conan’s destruction—Conan’s lost son, Taurus! Collects Conan the King #36–#41.


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10” Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99, On sale June 18


THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 8 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB140086.



CONAN THE AVENGER #1 - Coming in April!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Iain McCaig (Cover)

Nursing his broken heart, Conan drinks himself into a stupor in the troubled city of Shumballa—until a brazen act of thievery launches the Cimmerian into a wild hunt and a supernatural adventure!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale April 23

CONAN THE AVENGER #1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB140084.






Conan the Barbarian: Fury of the Beast Diorama
Now shipping!
Sideshow Exclusive Edition
Polystone Diorama


Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Conan the Barbarian: Fury of the Beast Diorama. Crafted in 1:5 scale, this massive diorama measures a staggering 28 inches tall, depicting a deadly battle between the famed Cimmerian warrior and a monstrous opponent. Each piece is hand painted and finished with incomparable attention to detail and features three interchangeable hands, armed with a broadsword, axe, or dagger. The Conan the Barbarian: Fury of the Beast diorama an extraordinary addition to any collection.

Checkout the photo gallery link below for lots more images including closeups!

Product Size: 27.75" H (704.85mm) x 17.5" W (444.5mm) x 16.5" L (419.1mm)
Price: US $499.99





Conan: FINDING CONAN - Now online!

A short documentary "Finding Conan" by an Australian film-maker is now available online.
This documentary looks mainly at what happened to Conan as a character in the various post-Howard iterations.

Click on the link below to view "Finding Conan."




CONAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #4 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops January 29!
Fred Van Lente (Writer) and Ariel Olivetti (Art/Cover)

To rescue the captive Devi Yasmina, Conan will have to overcome the malicious magicks of the Black Seers of Yimsha. But even if he can defeat the foul sorcerers in their own mountain fortress, he must still contend with their even more formidable master!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50


Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Pulp Gallery: GOLDEN FLEECE - New!
Overlooked Films: DICK TRACY (1945) - New!
Comic Gallery: JOHN SEVERIN Out West - New!
Forgotten Stories: "One Man Died" - a complete novelette by NORBERT DAVIS
Pulp Gallery: THE SPIDER 19, 20 & 21 (1935)
Comic Gallery: Four Color ZORRO (1952-54)
Forgotten Stories: "A Slug for Cleopatra" - a complete DAFFY DILL mystery by Richard Sale
PHANTOM LAGOON: A Brand New DOC SAVAGE Adventure by Will Murray and Lester Dent



DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #10 (OF 12) 
Arriving in comic shops January 29!

Written by Mark Rahner, art by Lui Antonio, cover by Jay Anacleto

Under cover as a slave. Unrecognizable with her hair chopped short. Dejah Thoris goes deeper on a dangerous mission with her secret, brutal force of six Tharks.
They make a magnificent seven, but will they all make it out alive? And should they all?

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Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




DOC SAVAGE #5 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Chris Roberson, (Art) Bilquis Evely, (Cover) Alex Ross

When a group of cultists takes control of an abandoned orbital weapon in 1988, threatening to burn whole cities unless their demands are met, the whole world is in a state of panic. Fortunately, Doc Savage and his aides are already in orbit repairing a communications satellite, and are the only ones who have a chance of averting disaster. But it's a slim chance...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 9

DOC SAVAGE #5 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141194.






Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Now online!
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
Coming soon!
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Bart Sears



Ron Marz is writing two new strips for ERB Comics: "The Mucker," drawn by Lee Moder, and "Korak the Killer," drawn by Bart Sears. Color for both strips will be provided by Neeraj Menon, who is coloring Bart's art for "The Protectors" from Athleta Comics. "The Mucker" will debut this Saturday, while "Korak" will begin appearing early in 2014.

From the creator of Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, The Mucker is a story about the exploits of Burroughs’ only anti-hero – Billy Byrne, a brash and brawling street tough from Chicago’s West Side – grounded in the harsh realities of life in the slums of the early 1900’s. Decades before Indiana Jones uncovered the Lost Ark and Rambo fought his personal guerrilla wars, the ruthless Mucker would find himself on whatever side of the law suited his savage nature, taking on crooked fight promoters, brutal gangsters, sinister kidnappers, ferocious headhunters and a femme fatale or two.



These strips join eight others currently available
on the Edgar Rice Burroughs comics website:

"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.


 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month





 

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow is "Messenger of Death" from the August 1, 1943 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Crime By Chart" by Harl Vincent from EXCITING DETECTIVE, March, 1941
Detective Jerry Cochran Traces a Sinister Murder Pattern and Spikes a Wily Killer's Design for Dying!
"Flatfoot" by Hal K. Wells from THRILLING
DETECTIVE, December, 1947
Patrolman Matt Foley was just a good-natured beat-pounder, but
when Slug Partlo started cutting capers, Foley knew what to do!
"Blood and Tomatoes" by Ted Coughlan from 
DETECTIVE NOVELS, October, 1942
When a corpse plunges down the cull chute Sheriff Coulter is called to "ketchup" the killer!


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
FIGHT CARD PRESENTS: IRON HEAD & OTHER STORIES
 
Fight Card Presents: Iron Head and Other Stories is the first in a series of charity anthologies from the Fight Card authors cooperative – a writers community featuring many of today’s finest fictioneers, including Jory Sherman, Ryan McFadden, Mark Finn, Troy D. Smith, Ed Greenwood,  Jack Badelaire, James Scott Bell, James Hopwood, Bowie V. Ibarra, and Matthew Pizzolato.
 
Compiled by Paul Bishop and Jeremy L. C. Jones, 100% of the proceeds from these anthologies will go directly to an author-in-need (in this case, revered western writer Jory Sherman) or a literacy charity. Words on paper are the life blood of a writer.  The writers in this volume were willing to bleed in order to give a transfusion to one of their own – and then continue to bleed to give a transfusion to literacy charities in support of that most precious of commodities ... readers.  They are true fighters, every one ...





FLASH GORDON  #1 - Coming in April!
Covers: Gabriel Hardman, Jonathan Case, Declan Shalvey, Marc Laming, Ken Haeser “Li’l Flash”
Writer: Jeff Parker
Art: Evan Shaner


Flash Gordon never fit in on Earth. But on the bizarre planet MONGO, Flash's thirst for thrills and daring danger makes him the perfect weapon against world-breaking Ming the Merciless and his awful inter-planetary swarms of terror! Can the cocksure Man From Earth funnel his overconfidence into saving worlds, or will the universe fall to Ming? Don't miss out on THE most exciting ongoing series of 2014 by dream team Jeff Parker (Batman '66, Aquaman), Evan "Doc" Shaner (Deadpool, Ghostbusters) and Jordie Bellaire (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel)!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 9

FLASH GORDON #1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141149 (Hardman cover).

The Diamond Item Code is FEB141150 (Case cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141151 (Shalvey cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141152 (Laming cover).






Futures-Past Editions
Authorized publisher of the works of Stuart J. Byrne
All of Byrne's work for the pulps are to be issued in a 15-volume set!

THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES - Now available!
SAVED BY AN ANGEL - Now available!


Futures-Past Editions, pioneering the digital publication of science fiction, fantasy and horror since 2002, has just signed a contract with the Estate of Stuart J. Byrne to become the only authorized publisher of the works of Mr. Byrne in all formats throughout the world.

"Although my father's public domain work has been issued in various forms by a number of publishers over the years, Futures-Past is the only one to to offer to pay royalties for the use of his work," said Byrne's son Richard Byrne. "The publisher is a long-time fan of my father and owns many of the original pulp magazines containing his stories."


Stuart J. Byrne was one of the most distinguished pulp writers of science fiction's golden age. Byrne published over three million words, mostly cover features, for science fiction pulps like "Amazing Stories", "Other Worlds", "Science Stories", and "Imagination."  Thought-provoking novels like "Last Days of Thronas", "Beyond the Darkness", Lens", "Prometheus II", and "Power Metal", won him plaudits from readers and his fellow authors alike.  With the death of the pulps Byrne switched to paperbacks writing genre bestsellers including the "Star Man" series, "Thundar - Man of Two Worlds", "The Visitation", and "Star Quest". Byrne also wrote motion picture and television scripts, for tv series like "Men Into Space" and feature films like "The Deserter."

Byrne held jobs in international management, system analysis, multi-country system installation, large scale procurement, and inventory control managment. He was multilingual (Spanish and German), lived in South America and  traveledextensively for Litton Industries to NATO bases throughout Europe as Principal Engineering Writer and proposal survey rep. 

A near death experience led Byrne through Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's TM training,  Paramahansa Yogananda's Fellowship, induction as a 2nd Degree Lama Yoga, to Theosophy, and culminated n a Doctorate in Metaphysical Science.

Futures Past Editions plans to issue all Byrne's work for the pulps, in total 15 volumes, as ebooks and inexpensive trade paperbacks. Most of the ebooks will retail for $2.99 or $3.9 and are available at Amazon, iTunes, and B&N. The trade paperbacks will be available only from Amazon, and retail for $8.99 and $9.99, depending on length. Each book will bare the emblem "The Authorized Edition" on the cover.

The initial two volumes are already available.

The first is Byrne's autobiographical account of his life and adventures, Saved by an Angel & Other Strange, True and Untold Tales from the Life of a Maverick Science Fiction Writer. From searching for a lost civilization in the Peruvian jungles to spying for a hightech firm in Brussels to discovering proof the legendary Shaver Mystery is true to a magical romance with his wife Joey that transcended time and space - and even death itself, here is one of science fiction's most unique books as told by one of its most unique talents. In this frank tell-all confession Stuart J. Byrne lays it all on the line, describing real-life events most other science fiction writers would never dream of committing to print.

The second Byrne book is the first ever collection of his short stories and it is complete containing every short and novelette he wrote, The Music of the Spheres & Other SF Classics.

Both are available for $2.99 at Amazon and other ebook sellers. And both are available for just $8.99 in trade paperback in handsome matched editions.





Girasol Collectables
Coming soon and highly recommended!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future


Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!

This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES
$125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international)
Release date: Now available!

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.
Release date: April 1, 2014!

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.






The Golden Age - Now online!

FRANK KELLY FREAS ~ 1922-2005
 - New!
FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Conan Paintings  - New!
ALEX RAYMOND ~ 1909-1956  - New!
JEFF JONES 1944-2011 ~ Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard.

HANNES BOK ~ 1914-1964

GNOME PRESS CALENDARS ~ 1949-50 ~ Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier  
SERIAL PICTORIAL #4 ~ Spy Smasher 1942  
FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Midwood Illustrations
GNOME PRESS CALENDARS ~ 1949-50 ~ Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier

SHERLOCK HOLMES
GARTH JONES, McClure's Magazine, May/1903

THE GREEN HORNET #13 - Coming in April!
Covers: Paolo Rivera, Jonathan Lau
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire


FINAL ISSUE!!!
The grand finale--and the ultimate victor stands bloodied but unbowed! Will it be Britt Reid--or the Green Hornet?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 16

THE GREEN HORNET #13 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141196.





HALF PAST DANGER Hardcover Edition - Arriving in comic shops January 29!
Stephen Mooney
 
Summer, 1943, and in the midst of a war waged by monsters, Staff Sergeant Tommy “Irish” Flynn never expected to encounter a real one. But on a remote island in the South Pacific theatre, Flynn and his squad come face-to-fanged-face with creatures long thought dead! History meets Prehistory in this two-fisted race against time.
 
Hardcover, Full Color, 200 pages, 7” x 11”, $29.99





Hermes Press: BUCK ROGERS: THE COMPLETE MURPHY ANDERSON SUNDAYS 1958-59 HC - Coming in August!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson was one of the seminal comic book storytellers who defined the Silver Age. In addition to his work on the Buck Rogers daily strip, he wrote and drew the Sunday version of the feature from 1958 to 1959 creating three continuities: "Search for Impervium"; "Supernova Threat"; and "California Earthquake Plot." These Sundays have never been reprinted anywhere and now, for the first time, are collected in their entirety together. This extra large volume collects Anderson's complete work on the Sundays and is supplemented by essays, original artwork, and extras.

Hardcover, 10x13, 96 pages, Full Color, $40.00


BUCK ROGERS: THE COMPLETE MURPHY ANDERSON SUNDAYS1958-59 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141311.




ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #45 - Coming in April!

In this Issue of Illustration, we feature the spectacular art of Mead Schaeffer, perhaps best known for his many covers for the Saturday Evening Post and other illustrations for prominent books and magazines of the '30s and '40s. Rare photographs, tear sheets and original artworks are shown. Our second feature concerns the work of Michael Dolas (also on the cover), a noted slick magazine illustrator during the 1940s and '50s. Many rarely seen original paintings are showcased. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #45 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141646.




ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #6 - Coming in April!

Illustrators, the new art quarterly devoted to the best  illustration published in the world! In this issue: The Romantic Art of Walter Wyles; The Adrenalised Art of Graham Coton; The Satirical Art of Dave Gaskill; and The Travel Poster Art of Laurence Fish. Illustrators quarterly builds into an essential library of the finest illustrators published in the world. Illustrators guides you through the stories behind the artists with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, with much of the art taken from scans of the original work!

Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141647.




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

AMAZING STORIES, November 1940
WEST POINT 3000 A.D. by Manly Wade Wellman headlines this issue.



Contents:
  WEST POINT, 3000 A. D. (Part 1) by Manly Wade Wellman
TREASURE TROVE IN TIME by David Wright O'Brien
REVOLT ON THE TENTH WORLD by Edmond Hamilton
THE SCIENTIFIC PIONEER RETURNS by Nelson S. Bond
HELL SHIP OF SPACE by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr
THE ACHILLES HEEL by Raymond Z. Gallun

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages. $15.00.


METROPOLIS by Thea von Harbou
The novel on which the 1927 classic film was based.


Order Hardcover with Pictorial Boards Here - $30
Order Trade Paperback Here
- $15




KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #3 (of 6) - Coming in April!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)

The exiled barbarian king’s frantic quest for the mystical Heart of Ahriman leads him to a Stygian city enthralled by a bloodthirsty serpent god! To regain his crown, Conan will have to contend with powerful priests, mad disciples, and slithering monsters—before descending into a dark maze of horrors!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale April 30

KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB140083.



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

J. D. Salinger on American Masters - New!
Water!.......Water! - New!
An Appreciation of WORDSLINGERS
Pulp Covers: Tropical
Happy New Year!
Christmas Covers, Part Three
Christmas Pulp Covers, Part Two
Christmas Pulp Covers, Part One
An Appreciation of PULP FICTIONEERS


LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #3 (of 5) - Coming in April!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

All police resources are shifted to taking down Lobster Johnson after a vicious grenade fight in the NY streets. Meanwhile, bank vaults all around the city are exploding. Lobster knows it’s a trap, but justice is not afraid of traps.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 2

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB140075.




THE LONE RANGER #25 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Ande Parks (Art) Esteve Polls
(Cover) Francesco Francavilla

FINAL ISSUE!
The Lone Ranger and Tonto have sworn to serve justice in a harsh, often lawless landscape. Now, this landmark issue answers the question:  are the most iconic heroes of the Old West really willing to die rather than kill? Guns will blaze on the Main Street of a small town, and the ultimate sacrifice will be made.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 16

THE LONE RANGER #25 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141222.




Meteor House
WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER VOLUME 4
Coming this Spring and now available for pre-order!


At last, the news you have all been waiting for, the first of many book announcements for 2014,
The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4: Voyages to Strange Days is due out this Spring and is now available for preorder!
 
While the first three volumes in the series have focused on unique aspects of Farmer’s career, such as, his disregard for literary boundaries, his penchant for the softer sciences, and his trickster nature, volume 4 focuses on his more “traditional” science fiction—the science fiction of the future (occasionally the really distant future) featuring interstellar travel, aliens, war, scientists, the usual suspects in Golden Age science fiction.
 
While the full table of contents is not ready to be announced, we can say that volume 4 will be the thickest volume yet! We can also tell you that the foreword is by science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg and is in fact, a much longer version of his Reflections column from the February 2014 issue of Asimov’s.
 
As we’ve done in the past, the first 100 readers to preorder will receive a limited edition bookmark with their purchase!

Cover Art by Laura Givens



Mike Chomko -  January / February 2014 newsletter is now available!
Mike's January/February 2014 newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
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Moonstone Books
Honey West and T.H.E. Cat in A GIRL AND HER CAT signed hardcover novel!
 Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Coming soon to comic shops!


It's Honey West and T.H.E Cat-in the first new Honey West novel in over 40 years!
Signed by both authors!

When an exotic green-eyed Asian doctor hires Honey to recover a stolen sample of a new influenza vaccine from a rival scientist, the blonde bombshell private eye-suspicious but bored-takes the case. But when she's attacked not once, but twice, on her way from Long Beach to San Francisco to track down her quarry, she knows there's more-much more-to her femme fatale client than meets the eye.
 
Along the way, Honey's one-time paramour Johnny Doom-ex-bounty hunter and current Company agent-reenters the picture, and the gorgeous doctor's insidious-and deadly-grandfather deals himself in. But when Honey questions whether Johnny's playing her game, or just playing her for a patsy, she joins forces-as only Honey can-with the one man in Frisco who can help her recover the stolen vaccine-cum-bioweapon and prevent a worldwide epidemic-former cat burglar-turned-bodyguard Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat: T.H.E Cat!

Join writers Win Scott Eckert and Matthew Baugh, and cover artist Douglas Klauba, for A Girl and Her Cat, a groovy, racy 1960s romp.


6 x 9, 152 pages, $26.95



Moonstone Books: SHEENA #2 - Coming in April!
 
DIE HARD screenwriter Steven E. de Souza’s critically acclaimed reboot of Will Eisner’s SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE comes to Moonstone in this action packed series! A man-eater is on the loose, the government bounty is in the thousands, and trigger happy hunters are descending on Sheena’s private jungle like shark fisherman pursuing “Jaws”.  As the mutilated victims pile up, Sheena knows her jaguar companion is innocent… but can she prove her theory that the killer is neither man or beast before the intruders end up killing an innocent… or stumble upon her own secret role as the leader of Val Verde’s spreading revolution?


Story: David de Souza, Steven E. de Souza, Paul D. Storrie
Art: Shawn McCauley
Colors: James Brown
Covers: Jake Minor, Jim Silke
32 pages, color, $3.99


SHEENA #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141344.


Moonstone Books - Coming in April!
SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK the Night Stalker: Cry for Thunder novel HC
 
PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE!
 
The long awaited MUCH EXPANDED (over TWICE the story!) novelization of the critically acclaimed crossover graphic novel!
 
Two of the most unique investigators of all time attempt to untangle the same mystery…100 years apart from each other! The lawless wild west- the hidden world of Victorian London- the present day hell of Hollywood…there…and back again.…one of the strangest stories never told…
 
“Gentile’s characterization was top-notch. Holmes is brilliant, sharp-tongued, crafty, manipulative, physical and surprisingly compassionate in his pursuit of justice in the name of an unjustly imprisoned immigrant…Gentile’s narrative voice for Kolchak perfectly captures Darren McGavin’s noirish voiceovers and downtrodden schmuck-who-won’t-give-up personality.”- BookGuide


Author: Joe Gentile
Cover: Doug Klauba
6” x 9” Hardcover, 160 pages, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-73-2


SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK: CRY FOR THUNDER is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141345.



The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Mr. Midnight
- New!
The Moon Girl - New!
The Midnight Sentinel
The Freedom Alliance
El Charo
The Domino Mask
New Pulp Heroes

PARKER: THE HUNTER BY RICHARD STARK WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY DARWYN COOKE 
Coming in May!


In 1962, Donald E. Westlake, writing under the pseudonym Richard Stark, created what would become one of the most important and enduring crime fiction series' ever produced--PARKER. Westlake wrote more than 20 Parker novels, many are considered classics of the genre, and a number of which have transitioned to the big screen. Most notable of these is Point Blank, directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin, released in 1967. Westlake received many accolades during his distinguished career, including being named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writer's of America, that prestigious organization's highest honor.

Darwyn Cooke has adapted four Parker books as graphic novels so far, including the recently released Slayground. The first three, The Hunter, The Outfit, and The Score have all won Eisner and Harvey Awards. He will be providing all-new color illustrations for The Hunter, the first in a series of hardcover prose novels released in chronological order and featuring Cooke's art.

The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loves and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind--to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!

160 pages, $24.99, On sale May 14


PARKER: THE HUNTER is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB140359.




Pulp Adventurecon 2014
Saturday, November 1st, 2014

On Saturday, November 1st, 2014, the annual Pulp AdventureCon will convert the Ramada Inn in of Bordentown, NJ into a Pulp Collectors Mecca. 
There will be vendors with rare pulp magazines, movie posters, and vintage paperbacks. 

The Pulp AdventureCon will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505.

The show runs from 10AM to 5PM.

Contact: Rich Harvey
For more information, www.boldventurepress.com or boldventurepress@aol.com.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Spear & Fang by Robert E. Howard - New!
The Price of Vengeance by Hugh B. Cave
Tiger Cat by David H. Keller

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights
Pulpfest 2012 – Storytime with the Airship Captain Ron Fortier

Pulpfest 2012 – The Destiny of Fu Manchu with William Patrick Maynard
Pulpfest 2012 – Walking In Khokarsa with Christopher Paul Carey


Pulp Den - Now online!

Echoes 30 - New!
Fight Card Anthology - New!
Collections Of New Pulp Stories - New!
The Anti-Gravity Steal - New!
Her Name Is Violence
Rosie The Ripper
Blog Tour With Kim Cooper

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Collection of Frank Gruber's Black Mask short stories about Oliver Quade, Encyclopedia salesman just released - New!
Pulp art - original paintings and cover photos from the Robert Lesser collection - slideshow - New!
Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Best of Adventure, vol. 1, 1910-1912
T.T. Flynn - Sailor, Railroadman, Author
Stars of Adventure
Gordon Ray Young - Author, Cowboy - Autobiography in Saturday Evening Post, March 7, 1942
Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year
On account of a woman - short story by Theodore Roscoe
The Seal of Jenghis Khan - short story by H. Bedford-Jones
Arthur D. Howden Smith's Swain the Viking in his last adventure


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 4′
- New!
A look at the Munsey pulp heroes
- New!
Review: ‘Tales of Masks & Mayhem, Vol. 4′
Capt. Hazzard, overlooked Doc Savage clone

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 3’
Review: ‘The Cobra: The King of Detectives’

Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 2′
Review: ‘Super-Detective Jim Anthony’ Vol. 2
A look at ‘The BnT Guide to Pulp Fiction’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Timing is everything- New!
Reread or not?
Speaking of Murray Leinster…
So, how do you say Leinster?

3 pulp questions: Bill Thom
‘Oriental Stories’ (February/March 1931)
3 pulp questions: Caz Cazedessus

RED SONJA #10 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: Allison Sohn

To save the lives of hundreds of people she's never even met, the She-Devil is forced to face the world's deadliest swordsman, the only man whose skill with a blade threatens to dwarf Red Sonja's own!   The acclaimed run by writer Gail Simone and artist Walter Geovani kicks into even higher gear in this epic duel of blood and steel!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 23

RED SONJA #10 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141185 (Frison cover).

The Diamond Item Code is FEB141186 (Sohn cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141187 (Buscema cover).






RED SONJA AND CUB (ONE-SHOT) - Coming in April!
(Writer) Jim Zub (Art) Jonathan Lau (Cover) Jeffery “Chamba” Cruz

Blood will rain down upon the snowy ground as the She-Devil With A Sword battles her way across the Asiatic lands of Khitai. In a land of complex family loyalties and death before dishonor, will sharpened steel and the muscle to wield it be enough? Find out in this manga style inspired tale by Jim Zub (SAMURAI JACK).

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale April 2

RED SONJA AND CUB is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141190.



ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #8 - Coming in June!
John Arcudi (Writer), Gary Chaloner (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Roy Thomas (Writer), Paul Tobin (Writer), Alberto Alburquerque (Art), Franck Biancarelli (Art), John Buscema (Art), John Nadeau (Art), Philip Tan (Cover)

Eighty pages of adventure from the mind of pulp master Robert E. Howard! Solomon Kane comes to the rescue in a wolf-infested forest, while Conrad and Kirowan plumb the depths of the supernatural . . . plus more pioneering adventures of Breckinridge Elkins and an original Conan story by John Arcudi!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99
, On sale June 4

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #8 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB140085.



ROCKETEER: JET POWERED ADVENTURES - Coming in April!
Gregory Frost, Yvonne Navarro, Don Webb, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Holder, Nancy A. Collins, Robert Hood, Nicholas Kaufmann, Lisa Morton (writers),
J Bone (art & cover)

Modern pulp fiction with a retro-twist, IDW presents ten original prose adventures featuring Cliff, Betty, Peevy, and a host of new villains. From murderous treasure-hunters and marauding sky-pirates to ancient Egyptian magicians and haunted mad scientists, the Rocketeer solves crimes and fights evil in these unique and exciting tales of jet pack action and pin-up romance. Set between 1939 and 1946, with such historical characters as Howard Hughes, Hedy Lamarr, Tarzan's Johnny Weissmuller, and acclaimed Western writer Zane Grey, to name but a few.

Trade paperback, 375 page, $19.99, On sale April 30


ROCKETEER: JET POWERED ADVENTURES is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB140358.





THE SHADOW #25 - Coming in April!
Main Cover: Alex Ross, Dean Motter, Francesco Francavilla, Dennis Calero
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Giovanni Timpano


The Zombie Queen of Chinatown and her undead horde have the city in a death’s grip, and the Shadow knows that he cannot defeat them alone. Only with the help of his entire network of aides and associates is there a chance that he can save the city.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 16

THE SHADOW #25 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141198 (Ross cover).

The Diamond Item Code is FEB141199 (Motter cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141200 (Calero cover).


THE SHADOW NOW #6 (OF 6) - Coming in April!
Covers: Tim Bradstreet, Colton Worley
Writer: David Liss
Art: Colton Worley


New York has been plunged into darkness and chaos looms as Khan attempts to restore his youth while his granddaughter seeks to stop the Shadow. This is the moment of truth, as the Shadows plans, at long last reveal, begin to unfold, but will it be enough to stop Khan and save New York City? It’s the final chapter of the Shadow’s return!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 2

THE SHADOW YEAR ONE #9 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141202 (Bradstreet cover).

The Diamond Item Code is FEB141203 (Worley cover).


THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH (ONE-SHOT) - Coming in April!
Covers: Matthew Dow Smith
Writer: Ron Marz
Art: Matthew Dow Smith


The fog-shrouded town of Innsmouth holds deep secrets. There are legends of inhuman creatures raised from the depths, of supernatural rites and elder gods from beyond. When Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane find themselves trapped in Innsmouth, terrible truths will surface ... truths only the Shadow can know.


Writer Ron Marz and artist Matthew Dow Smith tell a Shadow story like no other, placing the pulp avenger in H.P. Lovecraft's famous setting for a truly inspired one-shot that could only be called "The Shadow Over Innsmouth”.


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale April 9

THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141204.



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Dictator of Crime - New!
The Silent Seven
Five Ivory Boxes
Forgotten Gold
The Four Signets



THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #9 (OF 10) - Coming in April!
Covers: Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, Wilfredo Torres
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Wilfredo Torres


Bimonthly! In pursuit of his enemy, The Shadow and Margo Lane must uncover the mysterious secrets of Chinatown, an area of the city that seems suddenly cloaked in a miasma of dread. As the intrepid Reporter inches ever closer to discovering The Shadow’s own secrets, the black-cloaked Master of Darkness finally comes face-to-face with his long-time nemesis—Dr. Zorn! Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Wagner and artists Wilfredo Torres and Brennan Wagner bring this exciting expose of The Shadow’s first adventures closer and closer to its thrilling conclusion.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 30

THE SHADOW YEAR ONE #9 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141205 (Wagner cover).

The Diamond Item Code is FEB141206 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141207 (Samnee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141208 (Chaykin cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141209 (Torres cover).


SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #3 (OF 5) - Coming in April!
(Writer) David Liss, (Art) Daniel Indro, Olavo Costa
(Cover) Francesco Francavilla

Bimonthly! Driven by a promise to a dying woman and a vow of vengeance, the world’s most notorious villain must take on a madman who is as brilliant as he is dangerous.  In deep disguise, Moriarty works his way deeper into the trust of his new enemy, but even as he forms new alliances and plots new treacheries, his own allies begin to move against him.   But when charged with a task too sinister to contemplate, Moriarty must find a way to maintain his cover and pursue his plot.  It’s mastermind versus mastermind, as the plot thickens!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 23

SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141221.



Tangent - Now online!

Tarzan in "Headhunters of Wombesi" - New!
The Shadow -- "The Plot Murder"
The Empire in the Air by George Allan England
The Shadow -- "The House of Horror"

Tarzan Feature Film - Update!

Margot Robbie eyed for the role of Jane in the upcoming Tarzan feature film!

Margot Robbie is being eyed for the Jane role in Warner Bros.' reboot of Tarzan. To be directed by David Yates (the last four Harry Potter films), the former project is set to star Alexander Skarsgard (in the Tarzan role).
 
Featuring a screenplay by Stephen Sommers and Stuart Beattie, Tarzan is a live-action film based on the character that first appeared in Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1912 book "Tarzan of the Apes," but is rumored to pick up at a point well past Tarzan's "origin story," instead following the hero after having returned to and been assimilated by British civilization of the era. The action will then follow the Burroughs hero on a mission into the Congo under orders from Queen Victoria.
 

Tarzan: Burne Hogarth's Lord of the Jungle HC
Edgar Rice Burroughs (Writer) and Burne Hogarth (Art/Cover)
Coming June 25!

One of the most influential illustrators ever adapts two of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most beloved Tarzan novels! Burne Hogarth’s color Tarzan of the Apes and black-and-white Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novels are collected into one deluxe hardcover. Hogarth (Dynamic Anatomy) shines in these lively, lush, and faithful Tarzan adaptations!

Hardcover, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”,
b&w, 264 pages, $49.99, On sale June 25

TARZAN: BURNE HOGARTH'S LORD OF THE JUNGLE is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB140102.



Tarzan - In The City of Gold (Volume 1):
The Complete Burne Hogarth Sundays and Dailies Library
Coming April 22, 2014!
 
Burne Hogarth is one of the most famous artists in the history of comic strips - at the peak with Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon) and Hal Foster (Prince Valiant). In 1936 he followed Foster on the massively popular Tarzan comic strip, and set a new standard for dynamics and excitement. This is the first of four exclusive volumes that will collect Hogarth's entire run, beginning with Tarzan and the Golden City.
 
Restored and reproduced in an oversized format, these editions will finally do justice to one of the most lauded illustrators of all time, whose work has been out of print for more than a decade.  
Details of illustrations:  
Full-color restorations of the newspaper strips, reproduced in the oversized full-page format made popular by current collections of Prince Valiant and Popeye the Sailor.
 
Hardcover: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1781163170
ISBN-13: 978-1781163177
$39.95

TARZAN VOLUME 1: THE COMPLETE BURNE HOGARTH SUNDAYS AND DAILIES LIBRARY is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB14
1435.



Titan Books


Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Animal and Monster - New!
Man, Woman, and Creature - New!
Man and Monster
Woman and Monster
The Eternal Triangle: Man, Woman, Monster
Merry Christmas from Tellers of Weird Tales!


Tom Johnson - Now available!
New Pulp Heroes

NEW PULP HEROES is now available in a 280-page paperback from FADING SHADOWS, $12.00, plus $3.99 postage (US).

Tom & Ginger Johnson compile 56 essays on new pulp characters, plus 2 essays on villains, plus much more data. Also included are new pulp fiction stories by grandma & grandpa Johnson: “The Mind Master” by Tom, and “The Origin of Mr. Minus” by Ginger. This will only be sold through FADING SHADOWS. This is very likely the first of several books that will chronicle the history of new pulp heroes, and their creators.

Order from Tom Johnson, 204 W. Custer St., Seymour, TX or contact  fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Tom & Ginger were on The Book Cave discussing NEW PULP HEROES the week of January 2nd, 2014. Please listen in.

This volume is only being sold through FADING SHADOWS, so be the first to get your copies.



Tom Johnson - Now available!

In the far future, the worlds of tomorrow will bring many dangers to the travelers of the star ways.  Space Rangers like Captain Steve Danger will be hard pressed to protect those settlers on distant planets. Even the Ghosts, the secret police, will have trouble discovering the mysterious galactic thief known as the Forever Man. Here are five exciting tales of our future problems on distant worlds of tomorrow. Space Opera at its best; ray gun blasters and rocket ships, and alien forms of life interacting with Earthman as they travel farther into the far universe.


“Worlds of Tomorrow” by Tom Johnson is now available on Amazon Kindle for $4.99.
This volume includes a wonderful cover by Teresa Tunaley.




WARLORD OF MARS #100 - Coming in April!
(Writers) Arvid Nelson, Robert Place Napton, Mark Rahner
(Art) Jose Malaga, Lui Antonio, Jethro Morales
(Covers) Main: Joseph Michael Linsner; V-A: Jay Anacleto; V-B: Fabiano Neves; V-C: Emanuela Lupacchino,

Dynamite's Warlord of Mars comic line will hit the 100 issue milestone in April. To celebrate we are bringing you THREE stories by the THREE most prolific writers of recent Barsoomian history, each starring Barsoom’s greatest calot: WOOLA!

Beginning with a story by Robert (WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS) Napton, taking place 400 years before John Carter’s arrival on Barsoom, where a young Woola discovers an ancient First Born artifact that isn’t quite what it seems. The story continues by Arvid (WARLORD OF MARS) Nelson only to have it recovered by the Warlord himself many years later. What happens to the good people of Helium as the evil power begins to be unleashed? And what could it mean for the rest of Barsoom? Then, in the final chapter by Mark (DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS) Rahner, Woola must do the hardest thing of his life: not protect John Carter. The fiercely loyal calot must resist his strongest instincts to save Carter from horrifying brutality — or pay an infinitely worse price. Includes bonus material!

Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99, On sale April ?

WARLORD OF MARS #100 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141167 (Linsner cover).

The Diamond Item Code is FEB141168 (Anacleto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141169 (Neves cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141170 (Lupacchino cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141171 (Buscema cover).





WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 5: RISE OF THE MACHINE MEN TPB
(W) Robert Place Napton (A) Carlos Rafael, Deborah Carita
(CA) Paul Renaud

Having returned from Titan, Dejah reunites with her Grandfather and Father and finds that a Criminal Underworld has gotten a foothold in Helium led by the enigmatic Mortus’s. In order to discover Mortus true identity and bring down his organization, Dejah and a notorious Weapons Master assume different identities and infiltrate Barsoom's criminal underworld where they encounter assassins, gangsters, and a vile world of corruption and deceit that Dejah never knew existed.

Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $19.99
, On sale April ?


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 5 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 29).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB141174.





William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
The Return of Rick Steele - THE YESTERDAY MEN

Last year was my introduction to author Dick Enos and his Rick Steele adventure series. I suspect this year will be the one where both author and character make real headway among fans of New Pulp.
 
The fourth Rick Steele adventure, The Yesterday Men, was just published. If you’ve read the first three titles in the series, then you know Enos loves to confound reader expectations by delivering widely varying pulp adventures from alien invasion to the preternatural to lost civilization adventures. The Yesterday Men is both more of the same and something completely different. Rick Steele, for those unfamiliar with the character, is a hard-nosed Korean War veteran turned test pilot who somehow can’t avoid dragging himself and his supporting cast into adventures. Rick is a likable, but imperfect hero.


Read the rest at the links below.


THE YESTERDAY MEN - Now available!

RICK STEELE IS back! When Thelma cousin disappears In a small Louisianna town, Rick and company rush to aid in the search. What they find Is an ancient evil that never died and a war that never ended ! The Yesterday Men action and adventure the way only Rick Steele can provide it. Order your copy today. Don't be left out when everybody you know is talking about THE YESTERDAY MEN!'

Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1494724855
ISBN-13: 978-1494724856
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
$12.52




Zombies from the Pulps! - Now Available for Pre-Order!
Edited by Jeffrey Shanks

ZOMBIES! From The Walking Dead to World War Z to Plants vs. Zombies, they have become a multimedia pop culture sensation. But this isn’t the first zombie boom—in the 1920s and 30s, stories of voodoo zombie masters, mad scientists animating corpses, and evil sorcerers raising undead armies first began to appear in books, in movies, and in the pages of the pulp magazines. This volume collects twenty creepy tales from pulps like Weird Tales, Dime Mystery, and Terror Tales by writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, Manly Wade Wellman, Henry Kuttner, and E. Hoffmann Price. From genuine horror classics like “Herman West—Reanimator” and “Pigeons from Hell” to rare and hard-to-find tales from the notorious shudder pulps, this anthology edited with an introduction by Jeffrey Shanks is one that no zombie fan should miss!

Ships February 2014

Trade Paperback - $19.95 plus S/H
Limited Edition HC - $39.95 plus S/H









17 January 2014

The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois
April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS


January 17 Update!

Well, with the New Year here, the clock is ticking towards pulp fandom’s first big party of the year -- the 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  The con will run from April 25-27, 2014 (with the con suite opening the night of April 24), and will be at the same hotel as the last several, The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL.  Things have been getting active -- at this point, we've sold 136 of our 151 dealer tables. Wall tables are sold out, and we're down to 15 island tables left, so if you were thinking of getting a table, you may want to grab one quick while they're left!

This year, we'll be celebrating the 85th Anniversary of The Maltese Falcon (which we're spreading out to celebrate Dashiell Hammett and Sam Spade in general, as well as Black Mask and the other detective pulps), the 95th Anniversary of Western Story Magazine, the first western pulp (and so we'll also give some love to the western pulps). And since we figured, why stop there, we'll also celebrate the 100th birthdays of two great science fiction and fantasy artists, Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok. With such diversity, the art show should be spectacular!  And if you have any appropriate art that you’d be willing to make available for display, please let us know.

We'll post details soon of our film schedule, being assembled by Blood ‘N’ Thunder’s Ed Hulse, which will be based on the detective - western themes. Among other rarities, we've tentatively lined up a long lost silent western based on W.C. Tuttle's humorous Piperock stories from the pages of Adventure.

The program book is once more being assembled by Tom Roberts of Black Dog Books.  We’re still looking for more material for it, so please let us know if you’d like to contribute.  And if you’d like to place an ad in the program book, the deadline is March 15, 2014.

Our Friday night auction will once again feature material from the estate of Jerry Weist (most of which will be from his personal collection).  As those of you who have attended the past aucitons know, there will be some incredible stuff here, much of it in fantastic condition.  We'll start posting photos of material soon.  In addition, our Friday night auction will also feature several other rare items, such as C.L. Moore's typewritten manuscript (with her corrections in hand) for "Black God's Kiss" (signed and inscribed by her to Robert Barlow).

And Sunday will feature the return of New Pulp Sunday, with several panels and readings focused on the New Pulp movement.

Once again our hotel, The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center (where we return for the 7th straight year) has set up a website for our attendees to register for hotel rooms. Remember to book your hotel room before April 7, 2014 in order to get the convention rate, which is a significant savings from the normal rate. The link is:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1401070498&key=6CFD1

You can also find the link on our website and Facebook page.

We hope to see  you April 25-27 for pulp fandom’s first big party of the year!

Doug Ellis & John Gunnison

LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!


MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 150 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the ninth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com).  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST
Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con’s website.  We’ll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information.  Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning – stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com

The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
NEW PULP AT WINDY CITY 2014

For the second year in a row, the New Pulp Movement will have a significant presence at this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention.  At the request of the con promoter, Ron Fortier and Tommy Hancock have put together an exciting program focusing on the continued growth of this new wave of pulp art and fiction.  Events are scheduled for all three days of the show.

THE PULP FACTORY AWARDS
For the fourth consecutive year, the Pulp Factory Awards will be presented in a short ceremony before Friday evening’s auction.  Hosts Rob Davis, Tommy Hancock and Ron Fortier will announce the winners and award them their trophies for; Best Pulp Novel, Best Pulp Short Story, Best Pulp Cover and Best Interior Illustrations.  All for works published in 2013.

SATURDAY WRITER SIGNINGS
Several New Pulp writers will be present at various publishers’ table throughout the day signing copies of their books.  This is a great opportunity for attendees to meet these talented creators and have their books personally autographed.


PANELS FOR NEW PULP SUNDAY
A five hour block of panels covering New Pulp topics and featuring fifteen New Pulp creators.  Here is the official schedule to include time, topics and panelists.

PUBLIC DOMAIN VS. LICENSED PROPERTY
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Ron Fortier Moderator
David White
Tommy Hancock
Rick Lai
Wayne Reinagel

NEW AND OLD PULP--SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Rob Davis Moderator
Van Allen Plexico
Michael Black
Morgan Minor
Mark Halegua

PUBLISHING NEW PULP
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Gordon Dymowski Moderator
David White
Jim Beard
Ron Fortier
Rick Lai

LEGACIES AND INSPIRATIONS – NEW PULP CHARACTERS AND THE CLASSICS THAT INSPIRED THEM.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Van Allen Plexico Moderator
Robert Kennedy
Morgan Minor
Alan J. Porter
Dick Enos

THE GENRE MASH UP IN NEW PULP
2 p.m. – 3  p.m.
Mark Halegua Moderator
Michael Black
Tommy Hancock
Rick Lai
Wayne Reinagel



NEW PULP PANELISTS & MODERATORS

JIM BEARD
Writer, editor, publisher of new pulp. One of Jim Beard's proudest moments as a pulp writer has been to deliver one of his own books into the hands of his father, a pulp fan whose love of the medium inspired Jim's own passion to write it. Jim's the writer of SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER and the Captain Action pulp novels, as well as the co-creator of MONSTER EARTH and other other pulp works.

MICHAEL BLACK
Is the author of twenty books and over one-hundred short stories and articles. His latest novel is Chimes at Midnight and he is also writing the Mack Bolan Executioner series. Having two stories in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective fulfills his lifelong ambition to write a Sherlock Holmes story.  

ROB DAVIS
Professional graphic artist and Award-winning Illustrator and Graphic Designer since 1986. Primarily a storytelling artist in the comics medium Rob has worked for a diverse set of comics publications and publishers including Marvel, DC, and Malibu. Rob also does logo and cover design as well as interior illustrations and design of books for Airship 27 Productions where he is partner and Art Director.

GORDON DYMOWSKI
Is a proof reader for Radio Archives Assistant Editor for Airship 27 Productions. He is also a marketing consultant for non-profits and small businesses. He writes for a variety of outlets about pulp, comics, and a variety of other topics, including Blog THIS, Pal, Comic Related, I Hear of Sherlock, and Chicago Now.  His short story “Out There In the Night” made its debut in last October’s Les Vamps anthology and he will have some stories published later this year.

DICK ENOS
Writer - creator and scribe of the Rick Steele adventure series. A fun pulp adventure romp through the early fifties, with my latest: the Yesterday Men set to release the first of February. 

RON FORTIER
A veteran comic book writer, Ron is best known for his Green Hornet & Terminator series.  As for pulps, he writes the new adventures of the classic pulp hero Captain Hazzard and his own creation, Brother Bones the Undead Avenger when not acting as Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions.

MARK HALEGUA
Works as an Independent Information Technology Consultant. He created the new pulp character Red Badge which appeared in Airship27 Productions’ Mystery Men and Women vol II with Andrew Salmon assisting. A new hero will be appearing the Shamus Directive from Pro Se Productions.  His holiday story The Night Before Christmas" featured Santa Claus as the crime fighter.

TOMMY HANCOCK
Steeped in pulp magazines, old radio shows, and all things of that era’s pop culture, he is Partner in and Editor in Chief for Pro Se Productions, is an organizer of the New Pulp Movement, original Editor-in-Chief of ALL PULP. He is also an editor for Seven Realms, Dark Oak, and Moonstone.  He is also a writer published by Airship 27 Productions, Pulpwork Press, Moonstone Books, with more work from various publishers coming. Tommy is also a Project Coordinator for Moonstone Entertainment.

ROBERT KENNEDY
A retired Army National Guard NCO, he and his wife are empty-nesters living in Kansas City. His New Pulp stories have been published by Airship-27, Pro Se Productions and in the on-line Pulp Spirit magazine. Bob’s own imprint, Modern Knights Press, expects to debut its second title "Casebook of the Voice" at the show. He writes under the pen-name of Erwin K. Roberts.

RICK LAI
Rick Lai is an authority on pulp fiction and the Wold Newton Universe concepts of Philip José Farmer.  His speculative articles have been collected in Rick Lai’s Secret Histories: Daring Adventurers, Rick Lai’s Secret Histories: Criminal Masterminds, Chronology of Shadows: A Timeline of The Shadow’s Exploits and The Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze. Rick's fiction has been collected in several volumes from Black Coat Press. Rick regularly appears on the Lovecraft Ezine internet chats.

MORGAN MINOR
As Director of Corporate Operations for Pro Se, Morgan manages the daily operations of the publishing house, working directly with writers, artists, and editors.  She has also been published with co writer Tommy Hancock.  She is currently working on her own collection of fictitious heroines including characters such as Scheherazade, the Queen of Arabian Nights, and Marion Stone, the Knights' greatest Weapon, featured in May 2013's edition of Pro Se Presents (under the now retired pen name Alyssa Swift).

VAN ALLEN PLEXICO
Is the author of eleven pulp novels and more than two dozen novellas and short stories, in many different genres, from a variety of publishers. He's hit the bestsellers lists in non-fiction for his sports and pop culture books. He also hosts the White Rocket Podcast, discussing all forms of popular culture. He's an Associate Professor at Southwestern Illinois College.

ALAN J. PORTER
Has written adventures featuring Allan Quatermain, Sherlock Holmes, Houdini, and private-eye Rick Ruby for Airship27. His own pulp creation, The Raven, has featured in The Protectors anthology series and was also serialized on the New Pulp website. His pop-culture non-fiction work has featured properties such as Batman, Star Trek, The Beatles, and James Bond. He has also written comics for Tokyopop, BOOM!, Marvel, Disney, and Kid Domino.

WAYNE REINAGEL
Is the author/illustrator/publisher of the epic Pulp Heroes and Modern Marvels series of pulp adventure novels and short stories, all of which take place in the Infinite Horizons universe published by his Knightraven Studios. Wayne is also the artist for all the books, providing each cover painting and a total of more than eighty full-color interior illustrations.
 
DAVID WHITE
Dave White lives in Lemont, Illinois with his wife of 22 years, and two children, Brandon and Allison. He only recently started writing, and has three published works, with more in the hands of editors. A big comic fan for years, he has jumped in with both feet in the New Pulp Movement, and hopes to continue writing till he can't anymore.


Airship 27 Productions
  SGT. JANUS RETURNS!
Available now from Amazon & Kindle and as a downloadable PDF!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of its first title for 2014, Sgt. Janus Returns! Jim Beard’s original occult investigator, Sgt. Roman Janus, returns in a second collection of suspenseful adventures. Or does he? At the end of the first book, Sgt. Janus--Spirit Breaker, our intrepid hero mysteriously vanished into another realm never to be seen again.

Now, almost a full year later, a dark haired beauty, with no memory of her own identity, suddenly appears and begins assuming Janus’ role in seeking out troublesome poltergeist and laying them to rest. Aided by a young clerk named Joshua, this mysterious Lady Janus possesses personal knowledge known only to the missing occultist. Who is this strange, daring woman? Is she Janus reincarnated? Or something even more sinister?


“When the first book appeared last year, it caused quite a stir amongst ghost story enthusiast,” reports Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Occult investigators have been a stable of pulp fiction for years and Jim’s character follows in that hallowed tradition. Sgt. Janus’ stories are a marvelous blend of mystery and horror. It’s a pure delight to be releasing this new volume of Sgt. Janus’ continued adventures.”

Aided by gifted artist Zachary Brunner and award winning book designer Rob Davis, writer Jim Beard once again turns the entire occult genre upside down as he delivers another eight stories filled with suspense, horror and non-stop action all driving to a startling finale pulp fans of weird dare not miss.


Now Available from Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle.
As a $3 PDF from our Official Website at the link below.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops January 22!


NICK CARTER Volume 2: "Whispers of Death" and "The Trail of the Scorpion" — Guest-starring THE SHADOW!
America's premier detective hero returns in two action-packed pulp thrillers by John Chambliss and Thomas Calvert McClary plus two classic media tales by THE SHADOW's Walter Gibson! First, "Whispers of Death" undermine the construction of a New York power plant, leading the Master Detective into one of his strangest cases! Then, a cryptic call for help from the Khan of Iraghan summons Nick Carter from his New York headquarters through a winding maze of murder leading to the Florida Everglades as he follows the deadly "Trail of the Scorpion." BONUS: Nick Carter teams up with THE SHADOW in "Calling Nick Carter," a rare crossover from the Golden Age of Comics, and battles "The Voice of Crime" in a lost radio adventure by Walter B. Gibson! This double-novel special edition leads off with a haunting skeleton cover by renowned illustrator Jerome Rozen, and also features the original pulp interior art by Amos Sewell plus historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-130-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!


DOC SAVAGE Volume 28 BAMA VARIANT: "The Metal Master" & The Vanisher" with DAVE COCKRUM comic strip!
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two super-powered pulp novels by "Kenneth Robeson" that inspired classic supervillains from the Marvel Age of Comics. First, the Man of Bronze battles "The Metal Master," a criminal genius with the power to manipulate the molecular structure of metals. Then, Doc Savage is sent to prison when he's framed by the murderous teleporter called "The Vanisher." PLUS: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby recall their teenaged fascination with pulps, and Dave Cockrum's 1979 artwork from his proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip. This instant collector's item showcases James Bama's spectacular cover painting, the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Walter Baumhofer and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Paty Cockrum and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-144-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!


NICK CARTER Volume 3: "The Return of Doctor Quartz," "The War-Makers" and "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder"
Thrilling mysteries by the creators of Zorro and Batman!

America's premier detective hero returns in action-packed pulp thrillers by ZORRO-creator Johnston McCulley and John Chambliss plus a classic Nick Carter radio script by BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger! First, the Master Detective's arch-nemesis (who predates Professor Moriarty) comes back to wage a battle to the death with Nick Carter in "Dr. Quartz Returns," "Nick Carter Corners Dr. Quartz" and "Nick Carter's Danger Trail," three classic 1926 adventures from the pages of Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine by Johnston McCulley! Then, "The War-Makers" bring America to the brink of world war, and only Nick Carter can save his beloved nation! BONUS: Nick Carter solves a Chinatown murder in "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder" by BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger. This special edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Jerome G. Rozen and John A. Coughlin, and also includes the original pulp interior art by Harry T, Fisk plus historical commentary by Will Murray, J. Randolph Cox and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-147-9 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!


THE SHADOW Volume 84: "City of Shadows" and "Death in the Stars"
The Dark Avenger proves that "crime does not pay" in two interconnected pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness journeys to a "City of Shadows" to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful redhead escapee from a woman's prison, and a mysterious series of "accidents" manipulated by a hidden mastermind! Then, a plea from a former ally lures Lamont Cranston to a California/Nevada border town where Professor Scorpio foresees "Death in the Stars" for The Shadow! BONUS: "The Astrological World of Walter B. Gibson." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-143-1 Softcover, 7x10. 112 pages, B&W $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)




Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
Oliver Quade knows the record for most eggs laid by a single hen. He knows which state has the longest coastline. He knows why cats purr, who signed the Magna Carta, and who won the two-hundred-twenty-meter race in the 1896 Olympics. Oliver Quade is the Human Encyclopedia, with an answer to every question save one: “When are you going to pay the rent?”

Hoping to solve this tricky problem, Quade heads to a poultry convention to sell some encyclopedias, and is just starting his sales pitch when a dead man is found in an incubator. It’s a puzzle that Quade will have to solve if he wants to escape the convention—and hopefully scrounge up some rent money along the way.

In this volume of stories, the Human Encyclopedia tangles with poisoned darts, dog show killers, and Civil War forgeries, but nothing proves quite so troublesome as the most dangerous villain of all: the landlord.



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media


Jo Gar leans over the railing and watches the rope dangle above the bay. There are forty feet of it, and at the end is a dead body, swinging from the longest noose the Island detective has ever seen. The Filipino police rule the death a suicide, but Gar is not convinced that a man would choose such a long rope to end his life.
 
The dead man, Gar learns, was a sharpshooter, who closed each night’s performance by climbing a rope and shooting targets along the way. A newlywed, he had been married only ten days on the night he died, and his widow insists he was too happy to end it all. But who would strangle a sharpshooter? Finding out will take Gar into the underbelly of a traveling circus—and may put his own neck on the line.




BLACK WINGS III
NEW TALES OF LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR
At the printer and expected later this month!


This third installment of S. T. Joshi’s critically acclaimed Black Wings series contains seventeen stories by some of the foremost writers in contemporary weird fiction, using the ideas, imagery, and atmosphere of H. P. Lovecraft’s tales as springboards. Jonathan Thomas opens the book with a chilling tale of biological horror set in Lovecraft’s native Providence, Rhode Island. Caitlín R. Kiernan melds brooding melancholy with Lovecraftian cosmicism in her tale, while Simon Strantzas weaves an ingenious variant on Lovecraft’s concept of the ghoul. Darrell Schweitzer and Donald Tyson probe the notion of alternate worlds in their tales.
 
This volume takes the reader on imaginative journeys around the world. Don Webb finds Lovecraftian horror in the wilds of Texas; Peter Cannon’s characters encounter the denizens of Innsmouth on a trip to China; Mollie L. Burleson enlivens the American Southwest with terrors out of history. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., revivifies Lovecraft’s ancient New England seaport of Kingsport, Massachusetts, while in their collaborative tale W. H. Pugmire and Jessica Amanda Salmonson do the same with Lovecraft’s iconic Arkham. The volume concludes with a searching rumination on Lovecraft’s early tale “From Beyond” by Brian Stableford.
 
Black Wings III demonstrates how H. P. Lovecraft’s work continues to inspire some of the best in contemporary weird writing.


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S.T. Joshi
EDITION: Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART: Jason Van Hollander
PRINT RUN: Unsigned
INTRODUCTION: S.T. Joshi
PS Publishing


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder #38

Murania Press has announced that at this late date, it would make no sense to print and ship Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 in its present form.  Since the issue is so tardy, they would have to whip up two more in quick succession just to get back on schedule.  Murania Press decided to double up numbers 38 and 39 (which, as the Fall 2013 issue, should have been published already), and then pair numbers 40 and 41 (Winter/Spring 2014) for release at the Windy City show in late April.  That’s the best way for me to catch up.

Murania Press IS getting ready to ship DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.
You can also expect to see THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS very soon.

More information will be posted when it becomes available.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Countdown: 100 Days to Windy City! - New!
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #38 Update
Celebrating The Serial’s Centennial
Final Days For The Special Deal On BNT’s GUIDE TO PULP FICTION
Happy Holidays From Murania Press



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 265:  The Wolverine
While Art is away due to a family tragedy, Bruce returns to help Ric disect The Wolverine movie. Be warned, this is a spoiler filled episode.

Episode 264: David Wood
Episode 263: The Tom and Ginger Show
Episode 262: Holmes For The Holidays
Episode 261: Brother Bones
Episode 260: Zeppelin Tales


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #7 - Arriving in comic shops January 22!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Stefani Rennee (Color), Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott (Cover)

Fighting for his life in Washington, DC, Captain Midnight struggles to do any damage to a secret organization’s brutal assassin. Meanwhile, Agent Jones is abducted by an unexpected captor who may reveal the unsettling truth about the mysterious Black Sky’s motives.

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99




CONAN THE BARBARIAN #24 - Arriving in comic shops January 22!
Brian Wood (Writer), Riccardo Burchielli (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

The penultimate issue in Brian Wood’s acclaimed “Queen of the Black Coast”!
The demonic residents of the river Zarkheba have exacted a devastating toll from Conan—but still they demand more. With nothing left to lose, Conan sets out to face an evil whose power is beyond any earthly reckoning!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




CONAN VOLUME 15: THE NIGHTMARE OF THE SHALLOWS HC - Arriving in comic shops January 22!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Mirko Colak (Art), Andrea Mutti (Pencils), Pierluigi Baldassini (Inks), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Conan and Bêlit
find their bond buckling under an enormous strain. When Bêlit returns to her childhood home, what she discovers in the sands of Shem could separate her from Conan forever. Conan then seeks clarity through the mind-altering power of the yellow lotus, but the visions revealed to him may be more than the Barbarian can bear.

152 pages, $24.99







Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Forgotten Stories: "One Man Died" - a complete novelette by NORBERT DAVIS - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SPIDER 19, 20 & 21 (1935) - New!
Comic Gallery: Four Color ZORRO (1952-54) - New!
Forgotten Stories: "A Slug for Cleopatra" - a complete DAFFY DILL mystery by Richard Sale
PHANTOM LAGOON: A Brand New DOC SAVAGE Adventure by Will Murray and Lester Dent
Pulp Gallery: DIME MYSTERY BOOK (1932-33)
Forgotten Books of 2013
Pulp Gallery: PLANET STORIES (1946)
Comic Gallery: Mickey Spillane's MIKE DANGER 1, 2 & 3 (1995)
Paperback Gallery: 007 by SIGNET



DOC SAVAGE #2 - Arriving in comic shops January 22!
Writer:Chris Roberson
Art:Bilquis Evely
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross, John Cassaday

 It is 1949, and Doc Savage and his aides return from an adventure in far off, exotic locales to find danger waiting for them much closer to home. Someone has discovered the location of Doc’s “Crime College,” the hidden hospital where he “cures” prisoners of their criminal tendencies. And Doc faces an impossible situation when forced to choose between the greater good and the life of his own cousin, Patricia Savage.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Coming soon!
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Bart Sears



Ron Marz is writing two new strips for ERB Comics: "The Mucker," drawn by Lee Moder, and "Korak the Killer," drawn by Bart Sears. Color for both strips will be provided by Neeraj Menon, who is coloring Bart's art for "The Protectors" from Athleta Comics. "The Mucker" will debut this Saturday, while "Korak" will begin appearing early in 2014.

From the creator of Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, The Mucker is a story about the exploits of Burroughs’ only anti-hero – Billy Byrne, a brash and brawling street tough from Chicago’s West Side – grounded in the harsh realities of life in the slums of the early 1900’s. Decades before Indiana Jones uncovered the Lost Ark and Rambo fought his personal guerrilla wars, the ruthless Mucker would find himself on whatever side of the law suited his savage nature, taking on crooked fight promoters, brutal gangsters, sinister kidnappers, ferocious headhunters and a femme fatale or two.



These strips join eight others currently available
on the Edgar Rice Burroughs comics website:

"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.


 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month







"The Extractors: A McBleak Novella" by Critically Acclaimed Author Gary Phillips - Coming soon!
Best Selling Author Gary Phillips Releases Brand New Novella Through Stark Raving Group

“The Extractors: A McBleak Novella” by critically acclaimed author Gary Phillips to be available through Stark Raving Group’s Bookxy site this spring

Los Angeles, CA— Publishing Company Stark Raving Group is pleased to announce that it will unveil a second previously unpublished novella by renowned crime fiction author Gary Phillips early this spring.  The Extractors: A McBleak novella tells the tale of a “One percenter, who steals cash and items from his other one percenters,” according to Phillips. 

The release of The Extractors comes on the heels of the success of Phillips’ first novella published through Stark Raving Group and currently available on the Bookxy site (www.bookxy.com); The Anti-Gravity Steal, which features a cover illustration by Adam Shaw.  This time The Extractors will feature artwork by renowned illustrator William Stout.

Phillips, critically acclaimed author of The Perpetrators (2002), Bangers (2003) and the seven books in the Ivan Monk and Martha Chainey series, has also contributed to and edited many short stories collections such as: The Cocaine Chronicles, Politics Noir, Orange County Noir, and The Darker Mask.  Raised in South Central Los Angeles, Phillips grew up reading comics, classic pulp and detective fiction.

Phillips is currently the Vice President of content and editorial for Stark Raving Group, which specializes in action-adventure, hardboiled and pulp novellas, available through its proprietary platform Bookxy.  Bookxy novellas are available for just $2.99, and can be read via computer, Smartphone, tablet, or Kindle.  

About Stark Raving Group:
Stark Raving Group is a publishing group with an emphasis in eBooks.  As creator of the Bookxy sales and distribution platform, Stark Raving Group brings novellas by renowned writers to market for readers.  With a focus on taut, terse, plot-driven stories of roughly 70-120 pages, Stark Raving Group publishes crime, mystery, action-adventure and thriller, through the Bookxy platform.  Its unique subscription service provides readers with additional savings, through one, two, and three year subscriptions.



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Ranger's Happy New Year" by Johnston McCulley from TEXAS RANGERS, January, 1949
The celebration included the firing of sixguns, which somehow got pointed in the wrong direction.
"Scrambled Yeggs" by Joe Archibald from TEN DECTIVE ACES, July, 1934
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Meet Scoop and Snooty, the two dizziest newshawks in the Big Town. And meet Iron Jaw O'Shaughnessy, a tough copper, who is poison to reporters. Then watch Scoop and Snooty take the trail of a notorious killer. They pull a "clever" stunt - and the killer escapes the police trap.
"Baby, Come to Copper!" by Gene Fraiser from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, October, 1947
Dave Hendley's girl friend didn't seem to care when he got a hot-seat sentence. But the G. I. stranger who knew Dave's brother figured an "automatic" way to change that babe's point of view.


The Golden Age - Now online!

JEFF JONES 1944-2011 ~ Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard.
 - New!
HANNES BOK ~ 1914-1964
 - New!
GNOME PRESS CALENDARS ~ 1949-50 ~ Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier  - New!
SERIAL PICTORIAL #4 ~ Spy Smasher 1942  
FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Midwood Illustrations
GNOME PRESS CALENDARS ~ 1949-50 ~ Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier

SHERLOCK HOLMES
GARTH JONES, McClure's Magazine, May/1903

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

AMAZING STORIES, July 1941
SURVIVORS FROM 9000 B. C. by Robert Moore Williams headlines this issue.


Contents:
  SURVIVORS FROM 9000 B.C. by Robert Moore Williams
MYSTERY ON PLANETOID TEN by James Norman
NO MAN'S LAND IN SPACE by Leigh Brackett
SIDETRACK IN TIME by William P. McGivern
TEN SECONDS FROM NOWHERE by David Wright O'Brien
THE INVINCIBLE CRIME-BUSTER by Henry Gade

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages. $15.00.

 

THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD by Howard Pyle
The classic adventure story of old England.


 Order Hardcover with Pictorial Boards Here
Order Trade Paperback Here





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

An Appreciation of WORDSLINGERS - New!
Pulp Covers: Tropical
Happy New Year!
Christmas Covers, Part Three
Christmas Pulp Covers, Part Two
Christmas Pulp Covers, Part One
An Appreciation of PULP FICTIONEERS


LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #3 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops January 22!
(Writers) Gail Simone, Rhianna Pratchett, Leah Moore, Nicola Scott
(Art) Jack Jadson, Naniiebim, Tula Lotay, Doug Holgate; (Cover) Jay Anacleto

This bold experiment in anthology storytelling continues as the GREY RIDERS continue their quest to hunt and kill Red Sonja, but is she truly guilty of the horrendous crimes she is accused of? Spectacular short stories by Rhianna (Tomb Raider) Pratchett, Leah (Damsels, Sherlock Holmes) Moore, Nicola (Earth Two, Secret Six) Scott, and series regular Gail (Batgirl) Simone.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #21 - Arriving in comic shops January 22!
Written by Ande Parks, Art by Esteve Polls, Cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Blizzard! On their way across the endless plains of Kansas, Tonto and The Lone Ranger are caught in the snowstorm of the century. In addition to the snow, the West’s greatest heroes must battle a band of cold-blooded killers and a case of pneumonia. The old west wasn’t always high noon, a bright sun and dust. Sometimes it was midnight, a full moon and pure white for as far as the eye could see. The snow of the plains will be stained with blood by the end of this long night for The Lone Ranger.



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Mike Chomko -  January / February 2014 newsletter is now available!
Mike's January/February 2014 newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

The Midnight Sentinel
- New!
The Freedom Alliance - New!
El Charo - New!
The Domino Mask - New!
New Pulp Heroes
Mask
Champion of Justice and Freedom
Merry Christmas
Doctor Mystery
The Armadillo

PARKER: THE HUNTER BY RICHARD STARK WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY DARWYN COOKE 
Coming in April!


In 1962, Donald E. Westlake, writing under the pseudonym Richard Stark, created what would become one of the most important and enduring crime fiction series' ever produced--PARKER. Westlake wrote more than 20 Parker novels, many are considered classics of the genre, and a number of which have transitioned to the big screen. Most notable of these is Point Blank, directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin, released in 1967. Westlake received many accolades during his distinguished career, including being named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writer's of America, that prestigious organization's highest honor.

Darwyn Cooke has adapted four Parker books as graphic novels so far, including the recently released Slayground. The first three, The Hunter, The Outfit, and The Score have all won Eisner and Harvey Awards. He will be providing all-new color illustrations for The Hunter, the first in a series of hardcover prose novels released in chronological order and featuring Cooke's art.

The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loves and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind--to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!

160 pages, $24.99.




Pulp Adventurecon 2014
Saturday, November 1st, 2014

On Saturday, November 1st, 2014, the annual Pulp AdventureCon will convert the Ramada Inn in of Bordentown, NJ into a Pulp Collectors Mecca. 
There will be vendors with rare pulp magazines, movie posters, and vintage paperbacks. 

The Pulp AdventureCon will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505.

The show runs from 10AM to 5PM.

Contact: Rich Harvey
For more information, www.boldventurepress.com or boldventurepress@aol.com.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Price of Vengeance by Hugh B. Cave - New!
Tiger Cat by David H. Keller
- New!
The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights
Pulpfest 2012 – Storytime with the Airship Captain Ron Fortier

Pulpfest 2012 – The Destiny of Fu Manchu with William Patrick Maynard
Pulpfest 2012 – Walking In Khokarsa with Christopher Paul Carey


Pulp Den - Now online!

Her Name Is Violence - New!
Rosie The Ripper - New!
Blog Tour With Kim Cooper
The Celluloid Burglar
The Suicide That Wasn't
Worlds of Tomorrow
Cowboy From Texas

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Best of Adventure, vol. 1, 1910-1912 - New!
T.T. Flynn - Sailor, Railroadman, Author - New!
Stars of Adventure
Gordon Ray Young - Author, Cowboy - Autobiography in Saturday Evening Post, March 7, 1942
Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year
On account of a woman - short story by Theodore Roscoe
The Seal of Jenghis Khan - short story by H. Bedford-Jones
Arthur D. Howden Smith's Swain the Viking in his last adventure


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Tales of Masks & Mayhem, Vol. 4′
- New!
Capt. Hazzard, overlooked Doc Savage clone
- New!
Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 3’
Review: ‘The Cobra: The King of Detectives’

Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 2′
Review: ‘Super-Detective Jim Anthony’ Vol. 2
A look at ‘The BnT Guide to Pulp Fiction’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Reread or not? - New!
Speaking of Murray Leinster…
So, how do you say Leinster?

3 pulp questions: Bill Thom
‘Oriental Stories’ (February/March 1931)
3 pulp questions: Caz Cazedessus

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #43
The Spider #69 Audiobook
Rule of the Monster Men by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray


By 1939, Richard Wentworth had been operating as the Spider for nearly six harrowing years. He had been through everything a good pulp hero could expect to face. Malevolent master villains. Sinister Asian world conquerors. Mad scientists more diabolical than anything conceived before that point. And of course since the Spider was a wanted criminal, endless police officials, uniformed cops, homicide detectives and other officers of the law had been pursuing him with single-minded fervor.

A mere mortal would have succumbed back in 1933. Not the indomitable Richard Wentworth. He seemed to thrive on conditions of continuous peril. Yes, he did put down his mask and guns a time or two, vowing never to become the dreaded Spider again. But the call to battle always made his blood sing, and inevitably the Master of Men returned to battle the underworld in another blazing exploit.



The problem for his poor writer, Norvell W. Page, was that there are only so many plot variations for a hero who fought crime in his dual identities. So as the year 1939 dawned, Page and his editors must have put their heads together and asked themselves, “What can we do that we’ve never done before?”

Evidently, they decided to subject Dick Wentworth, his fiancee Nita van Sloan, and the other stalwart Spider crew to a monthly series of challenges designed to make the readers clutch at their hearts and rend their garments in sympathetic anguish.

The stirring sequence began with Rule of the Monster Men. Set against the backdrop of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Spider tackles the Wreck, a human fiend straight out of Terror Tales, who surgically transforms ordinary New Yorkers into subhuman beasts.That’s just the start of it!

We don’t want to give away the twists and turns that make up the deadly duel between the Master of Men and the malevolent Wreck in Rule of the Monster Men, except to warn don’t expect everybody to come out of this one unscathed.....

Nick Santa Maria once again brings the Spider to life in this incredible audiobook taken from the June, 1939 issue of The Spider. Also included is another popular Doc Turner story by Arthur Leo Zagat, “Doc Turner and the Winged Terror.” 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.



Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
The Devil's Auction Audiobook by Robert Weinberg

Read by Nick Santa Maria


Held once each generation and attended by the greatest mages in the world, the Auction offered a prize of incredible power to the winner. But, what happened to those bidders whose offers didn't meet the final price?
 
Valerie Lancaster had no desire to attend the Auction. But when her father was murdered for his invitation, she knew she had to go to find his killer — and keep from being slain herself.
 
It's the Devil's Auction. Accompanied by her father's friend, Alex Warner, Valerie found herself confronted by werewolves, golems and the most powerful sorcerers in the world. But none of them prepared her for the final, shocking secret of the Devil's Auction.


"I haven't had this much fun since I beat my pet hamster to death with a chair leg! A rootin-tottin booger of a book! Fresh as a spring daisy, but mean and nasty as a rattlesnake bite!" — Joe R. Lansdale


"I liked everything about this book, including the title!" — Robert Bloch
 
This audiobook features a beautiful wraparound cover by Stephen Fabian. 7 hours $27.98 Audio CDs / $13.99 Download.




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.


Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
http://www.radioarchives.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=strange+detective+mysteries&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

The Spider #88: Harbor of Nameless Dead
Always the mere mention of the Spider’s name had struck fear and trembling into the hearts of criminals. But this sinister, new Underworld, governed by a genius of murder and composed of Europe’s crudest outcast spies, knew little of the Spider — and feared him less! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Hugh B. Cave Book 2
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Hugh B. Cave, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #19: The Cave-Man Patrol
They were strange creatures — these grayish skinned beings who could see in the darkness like wild cats and who fought steel bullets with ancient bows and arrows! Who were they? Why did they roam No-Man’s Land in the dead of night... why did they ride war skies on dynamite death wings? G-8 took up their trail grimly, hurtled straight into the deadliest snare ever set in horror cloud lanes! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Double Detective - The Green Lama #10: The Case of the Vanishing Ships
Ships that vanished into thin air — a fortune in gold that remained untouched — and a murder that couldn’t happen, but did — these were the puzzles to tax the Green Lama’s mystical powers. The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.






Radio Spirits - Now available!
The Shadow: Silent Avenger


A grim laugh in the night, a relentless avenger against the forces of evil. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? You know the answer.
An invisible crime fighter was an idea tailor-made for an audio-only medium, where the listener's imagination formed the characters…and everything else. Here are Lamont Cranston's three most memorable voices in tales of dark deeds and darker punishments -- Orson Welles, William Johnstone and Bret Morrison are The Shadow! Agnes Moorhead, Marjorie Anderson, Lesley Woods, and Grace Matthews co-star as the elegant Margo Lane.

Includes an informative Program Guide by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod!

Episodes Include: The League of Terror 1-09-38; The Plot Murder 02-27-38; The Silent Avenger 03-13-38; The Fire Bug 04-10-38; Night Without End 10-16-38; Shyster Payoff 11-06-38; The Oracle of Death 10-20-40; The House of Horror 11-17-40; The Chess Club Murders 02-23-41; The Unburied Dead 04-14-46; The Cat and the Killer 01-12-47; Death Rides High 05-18-47; Séance With Death 05-25-47; The Phantom of the Lighthouse 09-07-47; Death Takes the Wheel 09-28-47; Death and the Black Fedora 01-18-48; The Beast of Darrow 03-07-48; Revenge Is Murder 09-19-48


Duration: 9 hours
Media: (9) CDs
Price: $35.95


Still available and ON SALE!

The Shadow: Bitter Fruit
Was: $35.95  Now: $28.76 you save 20%

The Shadow: Crime Does Not Pay
Was: $35.95  Now: $29.84 you save 17%

The Shadow: Knight of Darkness
Was: $35.95  Now: $26.96 you save 25%

The Shadow: Radio Treasures
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The Shadow: Strange Puzzles
Was: $35.95  Now: $26.96 you save 25%

The Shadow: Unearthly Specters
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ROCKETEER: JET POWERED ADVENTURES - Coming in April!
Gregory Frost, Yvonne Navarro, Don Webb, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Holder, Nancy A. Collins, Robert Hood, Nicholas Kaufmann, Lisa Morton (w), J Bone (a & c)

Modern pulp fiction with a retro-twist, IDW presents ten original prose adventures featuring Cliff, Betty, Peevy, and a host of new villains. From murderous treasure-hunters and marauding sky-pirates to ancient Egyptian magicians and haunted mad scientists, the Rocketeer solves crimes and fights evil in these unique and exciting tales of jet pack action and pin-up romance. Set between 1939 and 1946, with such historical characters as Howard Hughes, Hedy Lamarr, Tarzan's Johnny Weissmuller, and acclaimed Western writer Zane Grey, to name but a few.

375 page, $19.99.





The Shadow (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
Special Features Announced!
Coming February 25!


Who knows what evil lurks in the shadow of men? The Shadow knows! Adapted from the long-running classic radio program and Walter B. Gibson’s popular pulp fiction, legendary crime-fighting superhero The Shadow comes to life in the 1994 film adaptation THE SHADOW, starring Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) from visionary filmmaker Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction, Highlander). Brimming with non-stop action and suspense, this wildly entertaining cinematic adventure also stars John Lone (The Last Emperor), Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito’s Way), Peter Boyle (Everybody Loves Raymond), Ian McKellen (X-Men), Jonathan Winters (The Smurfs) and Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show). On February 25, 2014, Shout! Factory will release THE SHADOW: COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray™, featuring new high definition transfer of this cult classic and all-new interviews with filmmaker Russell Mulcahy, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller and more.  A must-have for movie collectors and pop culture enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, this definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray release of THE SHADOW is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
 
Alec Baldwin stars with Penelope Ann Miller as the legendary crime-fighting superhero in “The wittiest action-adventure since Indiana Jones!” (NBC News). Donning his sweeping black cape and disguise, The Shadow takes on his most dangerous nemesis yet: the last descendant of the great Genghis Khan whose weapon of choice is an atomic bomb. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, they square off for a spectacular battle in a dazzling mixture of mind-blowing special effects, humor and a dose of the macabre that will hold you spellbound!
 
UNIVERSAL PICTURES presents A BREGMAN/BAER Production.  A Film by RUSSELL MULCAHY

ALEC BALDWIN, JOHN LONE, PENELOPE ANN MILLER “THE SHADOW”
 
PETER BOYLE, IAN McKELLEN, JONATHAN WINTERS and TIM CURRY
 
Music by JERRY GOLDSMITH, Music Supervisor JELLYBEAN BENITEZ, Co-Executive Producer STAN WESTON,
 
Costume Designer BOB RINGWOOD, Edited by PETER HONESS, Production Designer JOSEPH NEMEC, III.
 
Director of Photography STEPHEN H. BURUM A.S.C., Executive Producers LOUIS A. STROLLER, ROLF DEYHLE,
 
Written by DAVID KOEPP, Produced by MARTIN BREGMAN, WILLI BÄR, MICHAEL S. BREGMAN
 
Directed by RUSSELL MULCAHY, A UNIVERSAL RELEASE
 
Special Features:
 New interviews with Director Russell Mulcahy, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller, Production Designer Joseph Nemec, III., Director Of Photography Stephen H. Burum and Writer David Koepp
 Theatrical Trailer
 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS Master Audio 5.1/1994/Color/108 minutes/Subtitles: English



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Miss Fury/Black Sparrow Caper Continues

The Shadow Fan returns for his 61st episode! This week Barry reviews The Shadow Now # 3 and Noir # 2. As has been usual with The Shadow Now, Barry gets a bit heated during his discussion of the series. Thankfully, The Black Sparrow is around to help cheer him up.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Silent Seven - New!
Five Ivory Boxes - New!
Forgotten Gold
The Four Signets

Death About Town
Treasures of Death
Face of Doom
The Chinese Primrose


Tangent - Now online!

The Shadow -- "The Plot Murder" - New!
The Empire in the Air by George Allan England - New!
The Shadow -- "The House of Horror"

Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Man and Monster
Woman and Monster
The Eternal Triangle: Man, Woman, Monster
Merry Christmas from Tellers of Weird Tales!
Aalla Zaata
Katherine Yates (?-?)
Hasan Vokine & Henri Decrouet
Theodore Snow Wood (1877-?)


Tom Johnson - Now available!
New Pulp Heroes

NEW PULP HEROES is now available in a 280-page paperback from FADING SHADOWS, $12.00, plus $3.99 postage (US).

Tom & Ginger Johnson compile 56 essays on new pulp characters, plus 2 essays on villains, plus much more data. Also included are new pulp fiction stories by grandma & grandpa Johnson: “The Mind Master” by Tom, and “The Origin of Mr. Minus” by Ginger. This will only be sold through FADING SHADOWS. This is very likely the first of several books that will chronicle the history of new pulp heroes, and their creators.

Order from Tom Johnson, 204 W. Custer St., Seymour, TX or contact  fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Tom & Ginger were on The Book Cave discussing NEW PULP HEROES the week of January 2nd, 2014. Please listen in.

This volume is only being sold through FADING SHADOWS, so be the first to get your copies.



Tom Johnson - Now available!

In the far future, the worlds of tomorrow will bring many dangers to the travelers of the star ways.  Space Rangers like Captain Steve Danger will be hard pressed to protect those settlers on distant planets. Even the Ghosts, the secret police, will have trouble discovering the mysterious galactic thief known as the Forever Man. Here are five exciting tales of our future problems on distant worlds of tomorrow. Space Opera at its best; ray gun blasters and rocket ships, and alien forms of life interacting with Earthman as they travel farther into the far universe.


“Worlds of Tomorrow” by Tom Johnson is now available on Amazon Kindle for $4.99.
This volume includes a wonderful cover by Teresa Tunaley.




WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #34  
Arriving in comic shops January 22!

Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by  Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves

In part 2 of 2, Dejah Thoris and her renegade brother, the twisted Kajak Thoris, circle toward their final confrontation.  The lives of her entire family hang in the balance as events from the past collide with the present to dictate the future of Helium's royal family!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Eleven

“Tympani” by Dan Barry was serialized by King Features Syndicate from April 27 to July 9, 1955. The strip gets underway with Flash returning to Earth and taking Dale out to enjoy a symphony orchestra concert. Dale’s hair has reverted to its classic look, happily. The concert goes awry when the orchestra launches into a piece and the audience is deafened by the cacophonous sound.


Read the rest at the links below.








10 January 2014

The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois

April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!


CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS

LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!


MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 150 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the ninth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com).  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST
Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con’s website.  We’ll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information.  Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning – stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com

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Softcover edition now available!
ebook edition now available!
Hardcover edition to follow soon!

When a brazen adventuress attempts to hire Doc Savage for a secret operation––but won't tell him why––it lights the fuse on one of the most explosive exploits ever to involve the Man of Bronze.
 
Who is Hornetta Hale? Why does she want to rent Doc’s submarine? And who is so desperate to eliminate her that they all but destroy Doc Savage's skyscraper headquarters in the process? From Manhattan Island to the Caribbean Sea, Doc and his fighting men chase the most violent gang of criminals they have ever encountered. Or are they merely criminals?


 Hornetta Hale was created by Lester Dent for a proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip in 1939, and has never appeared anywhere before.


Altus Press
The Adventures of Manning Draco Volume 1

Now available!

Once Upon a Star: The Adventures of Manning Draco, Volume 1
by Kendell Foster Crossen

In four zany episodes, the unflappable detective Manning Draco travels the 35th-century galaxy to tackle a variety of insurance frauds, scams, and con men. In the process, he encounters bizarre-looking aliens from different planets, woos the most alluring humanoid females, is almost forced to wed a crocodilian princess, competes in futuristic games, and finally overcomes his rivals to win the affection of the fairest damsel in all of outer space. 
Three further adventures in the Manning Draco series await the reader of volume 2, Whistle Stop in Space.

Kendell Foster Crossen, a mainstay of the science fiction pulps in the 1950s, also published over forty-five detective and spy novels under a variety of pseudonyms, including M.E. Chaber, Christopher Monig, Richard Foster, and others.

226 pages | $14.95 softcover | also available in hardcover and ebook format


Altus Press
The Adventures of Manning Draco Volume 2

Now available!

Whistle Stop in Space: Further Adventures of Manning Draco, Volume 2
by Kendell Foster Crossen

Great Formalhaut! Manning Draco is back! In Once Upon a Star, the interstellar insurance detective tackled a variety of weird con men and scammers throughout the 35th-century Galactic Federation. Now he returns in three further adventures, as a government agent sent to foil an anti-Federationist plot. The concluding story features a spoof of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, and reveals how Manning became the only Terran to develop a secondary mind shield against the telepathic powers of other races in the Federation.

Kendell Foster Crossen, a mainstay of the science fiction pulps in the 1950s, also published over forty-five detective and spy novels under a variety of pseudonyms, including M.E. Chaber, Christopher Monig, Richard Foster, and others.

200 pages | $12.95 softcover | also available in hardcover and ebook format



Altus Press
Tomorrow: The Complete Saga by Arthur Leo Zagat

Coming soon!


The complete post-apocalyptic saga is reprinted for the first time.
Arthur Leo Zagat's saga of Dikar and "the Bunch" ran in the pages of Argosy from 1939-41
and detailed the adventures of the remaining survivors of the United States following its conquering by the Asiatic-African Confederation.

This edition contains all six stories of this saga:
"Tomorrow," "Children of Tomorrow," "Bright Flag of Tomorrow," "Thunder Tomorrow," "Sunrise Tomorrow," and "Long Road to Tomorrow."

446 pages, 6"x9", $29.95 softcover, $39.95 hardcover

 
Altus Press
The Sphinx Emerald by H. Bedford-Jones

Coming next week!


A strange and mysterious gem named the Sphinx Emerald leaves its trail through history: a witness to many historic events and crosses the paths of both simple folk and famous men such as Alexander the Great, Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, Leonardo da Vinci, Cardinal Richelieu—and, for good or bad, exerts its powerful influence….

610 pages, 6"x9", $29.95 softcover, $39.95 hardcover




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 72: "The Purple Dragon" and "Colors for Murder"
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two-fisted pulp classics by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, graduates of Doc Savage's Crime College revert to their earlier evil ways, leading the Man of Bronze into a deadly confrontation with an uncanny trickster and "The Purple Dragon." Then, a failed murder attempt and a gorgeous damsel in distress set Doc, Monk and Ham on the trail of an evil mastermind in "Colors for Murder." BONUS: a classic Doc Savage script from the Golden Age of Radio! This deluxe pulp reprint also features a classic color pulp cover by Emery Clarke and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, plus new historical commentary by Will Murray, author of 13 Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-131-8 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
 

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 80: "Shiwan Khan Returns" and "The Invincible Shiwan Khan" — Blockbuster MOVIE Special
The Knight of Darkness confronts his greatest superfoe in the classic pulp novels that inspired the 1994 Shadow film starring Alec Baldwin! In "Shiwan Khan Returns," the last descendent of Genghis Khan comes back from the dead for a titanic rematch with The Shadow! Then, the Dark Avenger and the exotic Myra Reldon team up to battle the mesmeric menace of "The Invincible Shiwan Khan" in another of Walter Gibson's greatest pulp thrillers! This instant collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by legendary artist Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-132-5 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95 
 

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer!
THE AVENGER Volume 12: "The Wilder Curse," "Midnight Murder" & "To Kill a Dead Man"
The pulps' legendary "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Justice, Inc. must unmask a serial murderer before "The Wilder Curse" claims further innocent victims. Then, a deadly plane crash sets Dick Benson on the trail of the incredible0 new .. invention behind "Midnight Murder." PLUS "To Kill a Dead Man," the final Avenger thriller from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine by Spider-scribe Emile Tepperman! This classic pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Lenosci and A. Leslie Ross, Paul Orban's interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-126-4  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer!
THE SHADOW Volume 81: "Murder Every Hour" and "The Time Master"—plus "The Man Who Murdered Time"
The Master of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two classic pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, "Murder Every Hour" follows each time a murderer is caught—until it's finally time for The Shadow to ring in the midnight hour! Then, super-crimes are perpetrated with split-second precision by the minions of "The Time Master." BONUS: The entire world will endlessly relive the same day's events unless The Shadow can reverse the incredible plot of "The Man Who Murdered Time" in a bizarre New Year's thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-134-9 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Black Dog Books - Now available!
 
Black Dog Books presents the first published collection of the weird fantasy stories of Philip M. Fisher, Jr.  Discover the bizarre happenings in these eleven unforgettable tales.
 
Encounter a strange race of Sargasso Sea-like weed men; ship out on a vessel that sails into a weird magnetic fog and electrical dampening zone; battle against a madman that controls all light and darkness; journey by dirigible to the North Pole to investigate strange happenings and more!
 
Included are:
 • The Demise of Professor Manried
 • Queer
 • The Strange Case of Lemuel Jenkins
 • The Ship of Silent Men (novelette)
 • The Master in Black (novelette)
 • Into His Work
 • Worlds Within Worlds (short novel)
 • Lights
  •The Devil of the Western Sea (novelette)
 • Fungus Isle (novelette)
 • Beyond the Pole (novelette)
 
With an introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz.
Selected and edited by Gene Christie.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
$24.95 US / Trade paperback / 322 pages


Black Dog Books - Now available!
TERROR, INC. by Lester Dent

A new title is now available, Terror, Inc. by Lester Dent.

 • When a series of gruesome corpses is discovered entombed in its freshly-paved streets, a city is cloaked in a bloody shroud of terror . . .
 • All Hollywood lives in dread as The Spark, a mysterious super-villain, launches a killing spree using inexplicable methods . . .
 • A metropolis is invaded by an unstoppable invisible horde of ruthless killers bent on domination . . .
 
These are but some of the weird mysteries encountered in TERROR, INC.
 Fear-wrapped tales of detection from the author of Doc Savage!
 
Included are:
 • Terror, Inc.
 • The Devil's Cargo
 • The Invisible Horde
 • The Whistling Death
 • The Cavern of Heads
 • Murder Street
 
Volume 5 of the Lester Dent Library.
With an introduction by historian Will Murray.

Don't forget to check out the other Lester Dent collections from Black Dog Books, Dead Men's Bones, The Skull Squadron, Hell's Hoofprint's, and Fists of Fury.



Black Dog BooksNow available!

The West has been transformed into a bloody battleground between the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and the American Fur Company, rival factions vying with black powder and cold steel for trapping rights and trade rights with the Native Americans.
 
The mighty rivers have become a highway for that unique breed, the Mountain Men, from the Rocky Mountains across the Great Plains, downriver to St. Louis, where they sell their precious pelts.
 
Fleeing the authorities after killing a man, restless greenhorn Ralph Lander departs St. Louis under cover of night, hoping to join the Bridger trapping expedition going upriver. Looking to redeem himself while pursuing excitement and his fortune, Lander soon discovers there is no flight from the long arm of justice, no sanctuary when surrounded by hostiles after his own hide!
 
With an introduction by Robert J. Randisi (Gunsmith, Mountain Jack Pike series).
Cover art by Paul Strayer.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
 
NOTE: This edition is authorized by the Hugh Pendexter Literary Trust.


Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940) began his career as a newspaper man but soon started selling short humorous tales in 1904. Within a few years he moved into historical dramas and Westerns. For the next three decades his work became a mainstay of the legendary magazine, Adventure, chronicling Colonial life or the American frontier.
 
Noted for his dedication to research and historical accuracy, Hugh Pendexter authored more than seventy-five novels of period fiction.
 
ISBN: 978-1-884449-44-4
Price: Trade paperback / 160 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog BooksNow available!
 
The thunder of roaring engines and unleashed Lewis guns fill the sky above the South China Sea as Captains Ben Cowan and Luke Lance dive into a series of investigations as flying detectives in these three pulse-pounding air adventure novels.
 
Isle of Lost Wings
"Five must die!" came the eerie voice over the shortwave.
When the Spinthrift is discovered adrift and abandoned, K.O. Pike dispatches his top operative, Ben Cowan, to investigate the disappearance of the yacht's millionaire owner and a killer sky-trail beckons from Borneo to Singapore!
 
Flying Freebooters
A shadowy plane shoots down Luke Lance over the ancient growth jungles of Malaysia. The Straits Agency, attempting to recover their lost pilot, encounters a group of deadly sky pirates and smugglers that threatens the sovereignty of peaceful nations along an imperiled coast!
 
Fighting Wings
After the son of the Rajah of Baharu is kidnapped, the Straits Agency detectives are called on to locate the youth. In the process Luke Lance unearths the mysterious White Mask and an ancient enemy returned from the past seeking vengeance!
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
With an introduction by award-winning author Evan Lewis.
Cover art by George Rozen.

ISBN: 978-1-884449-45-1
Price: Trade paperback / 214 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
Oliver Quade knows the record for most eggs laid by a single hen. He knows which state has the longest coastline. He knows why cats purr, who signed the Magna Carta, and who won the two-hundred-twenty-meter race in the 1896 Olympics. Oliver Quade is the Human Encyclopedia, with an answer to every question save one: “When are you going to pay the rent?”

Hoping to solve this tricky problem, Quade heads to a poultry convention to sell some encyclopedias, and is just starting his sales pitch when a dead man is found in an incubator. It’s a puzzle that Quade will have to solve if he wants to escape the convention—and hopefully scrounge up some rent money along the way.

In this volume of stories, the Human Encyclopedia tangles with poisoned darts, dog show killers, and Civil War forgeries, but nothing proves quite so troublesome as the most dangerous villain of all: the landlord.



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media


Jo Gar leans over the railing and watches the rope dangle above the bay. There are forty feet of it, and at the end is a dead body, swinging from the longest noose the Island detective has ever seen. The Filipino police rule the death a suicide, but Gar is not convinced that a man would choose such a long rope to end his life.
 
The dead man, Gar learns, was a sharpshooter, who closed each night’s performance by climbing a rope and shooting targets along the way. A newlywed, he had been married only ten days on the night he died, and his widow insists he was too happy to end it all. But who would strangle a sharpshooter? Finding out will take Gar into the underbelly of a traveling circus—and may put his own neck on the line.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder #38

Murania Press has announced that at this late date, it would make no sense to print and ship Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 in its present form.  Since the issue is so tardy, they would have to whip up two more in quick succession just to get back on schedule.  Murania Press decided to double up numbers 38 and 39 (which, as the Fall 2013 issue, should have been published already), and then pair numbers 40 and 41 (Winter/Spring 2014) for release at the Windy City show in late April.  That’s the best way for me to catch up.

Murania Press IS getting ready to ship DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.
You can also expect to see THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS very soon.

More information will be posted when it becomes available.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #38 Update - New!
Celebrating The Serial’s Centennial
Final Days For The Special Deal On BNT’s GUIDE TO PULP FICTION
Happy Holidays From Murania Press


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 264: David Wood
Ric and Art are joined by David as they search for Atlantis.

Episode 263: The Tom and Ginger Show
Episode 262: Holmes For The Holidays
Episode 261: Brother Bones
Episode 260: Zeppelin Tales
Episode 259: Gantlet Brothers Sold Out
Episode 258: Louise Bohmer
Episode 257: Jeff Deischer and The Dark of the Moon
Episode 256: Kevin Rau
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #10 - Coming in April!
Joshua Williamson (W), Fernando Dagnino (A), Ego (C), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

Captain Midnight’s search for his old sidekick, Chuck Ramsey, comes to an end—but, thanks to the teleporting assassin Helios, the meeting might not be the friendly reunion he expected.
One of Captain Midnight’s closest friends is about to die! Can he save them?


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99
, On sale April 30



THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 8 - Coming June 18!
Don Kraar (Writer), Judith Hunt (Pencils), Mike Manley (Pencils), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Art Nichols (Inks), Ernie Chan (Inks), Al Williamson (Inks), Pat Redding (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Ron Wagner (Cover)


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10” Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99, On sale June 18






CONAN THE AVENGER #1 - Coming in April!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Iain McCaig (Cover)

Nursing his broken heart, Conan drinks himself into a stupor in the troubled city of Shumballa—until a brazen act of thievery launches the Cimmerian into a wild hunt and a supernatural adventure!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale April 23





Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Forgotten Stories: "A Slug for Cleopatra" - a complete DAFFY DILL mystery by Richard Sale - New!
PHANTOM LAGOON: A Brand New DOC SAVAGE Adventure by Will Murray and Lester Dent - New!
Pulp Gallery: DIME MYSTERY BOOK (1932-33) - New!
Forgotten Books of 2013
Pulp Gallery: PLANET STORIES (1946)
Comic Gallery: Mickey Spillane's MIKE DANGER 1, 2 & 3 (1995)
Paperback Gallery: 007 by SIGNET


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Shadow Over Alcatraz" from the December 1, 1938 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Five Minutes From the Grave" by C. S. Montanye from THRILLING DETECTIVE, February, 1950
Featuring: Dave McClain
A walking dead man is a new one on Detective Dave McClain.
"Two Aces" by Henry Leverage from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, September 29, 1917
DANTON was an "Ace" in the British Royal Flying Corps. An Ace, as all men know, is a flyer who has succeeded in "sitting on the tail" of five Fokkers, or more. He may have brought down lesser fry than Fokkers-Aviatiks or Taubes - but these had never been considered fair game by the B. R. F. C.
"The Twisted Bullet" by Lewen Hewitt from DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, February 12, 1921
Featuring: Balbane
Balbane the Magician solves a murder at a seance.


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
FIGHT CARD MMA: ROSIE THE RIPPER!
SAM HAWKEN WRITING AS JACK TUNNEY

 
Baltimore, 2014 ... Rosie Bratton is a recovering alcoholic. Divorced, working a dead end job, and with a young daughter she only sees on alternate weekends, her life is going nowhere.  Her hopes hang on the outcome of a custody battle to regain primary custody of her daughter, and the vague possibility things might get better together.
 
When circumstances turn bleak, Rosie nearly retreats into the bottle, but her sponsor has a solution. Felix was once a mixed martial arts contender. Now, he’s turned his talent toward teaching his skills to others. If Rosie becomes his student, he hopes she can learn how to be a stronger, focused, better person.
 
Some people are born to fight – in the cage and out – and Rosie is one of them. When she’s given the moniker Rosie the Ripper, she becomes something more than she was before – and it may be enough to give her a fighting chance …






Girasol Collectables
Last call for hardcover editions! 


All of our hardcover projects except the Pulp Cover Gallery are about to go out of print. We're down to our last few copies/sets, so if you've been waffling about any of those, now is the time to do it! At this point, there are no plans to reprint any of them at a later date, or in different formats. All of these items are plus s&h at cost. The items that will be discontinued when sold out are:

The Exotic Writings of Robert E Howard  - $95 - only 4 copies left
The Weird Writings of HP Lovecraft LE (2 volume set) - $175 - only 8 sets left
King, of the Khyber Rifles LE - $85 - only 4 copies left

The Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery is being well received, and thanks for the comments we've had on it. The next volume in the series will be announced in a couple of weeks' time, and we'll be taking pre-release orders then; the book is slated for an early Spring release.

For those of you following along diligently, you'll realize that in the summer of 2015 (not this year, next year) we will be completing the Replica sets of the Spider, OP5 and Terror Tales.
When we first started the projects, it was impossible to really envision that it would get that far; however, barring any unforeseen complications, we are now within sight of the grand finale.

A few Frequently Asked Questions:
Q - Are any of the Replicas going to be discontinued?   A - Not at this point. We will continue to offer the complete lineup at least for all of 2014 and 2015. After that, we'll review the line and possibly start discontinuing some of the older items.
Q - Are there plans to add new titles to the line?     A - No. There are other tempting titles, but for various reasons, we won't be adding any new ones.
Q - How far will Weird Tales be reprinted?    A - We'll be completing the 1926 issues over 2014 and 2015. We'll also be doing a number of 1930s issues of interest. We do not have plans to reprint 1927 and up in complete form.
Q - Are there more Spicy issues coming?    A - Only a few. Our goal was to complete to the end of 1936, and Spicy Western #1 will be out in April, which will finish that target. We may add in a few later issues, but we're content with what we have out.
Q - Can I order directly, or only through the ebay store?    A - You can order directly. Email us a list of what you're looking for, and we can send a Paypal invoice, or you can pay by check or international money order. We don't take credit cards.

Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

The Golden Age - Now online!

GNOME PRESS CALENDARS ~ 1949-50 ~ Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier
 - New!
SERIAL PICTORIAL #4 ~ Spy Smasher 1942  - New!
FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Midwood Illustrations
GNOME PRESS CALENDARS ~ 1949-50 ~ Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier

SHERLOCK HOLMES
GARTH JONES, McClure's Magazine, May/1903
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
April 11-13, 2014 in Portland, OR
 
The next main H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon will be held again at the beautiful Hollywood Theatre. To receive announcements, including when tickets are available, click here to subscribe to our low-volume announcements list.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #43 - Now available and arriving in comic shops January 15!

Henry Patrick Raleigh (1880-1944) by Christopher Raleigh
Victor Kalin—Illustrator (1919-1991) by Rebecca Kalin
Plus book reviews, events and exhibitions, and much more!


Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!


AMAZING STORIES, April 1941
LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD by L. Taylor Hansen headlines this issue.


Contents:
LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD by L. Taylor Hansen
KING ARTHUR'S KNIGHT IN A YANKEE COURT by A. W. Bernal
BIG MAN by Ross Rocklynne
PRIESTESS OF THE SLEEPING DEATH by Neil R. Jones
INVISIBLE RAIDERS OF VENUS by Don Wilcox
KILLER'S TURNABOUT by William P. McGivern

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages. $15.00.

 

PEP, June 1935
"YOUNG LADY--" by Edgar Ross and WASTED TIME by A. B. Bodine headline this issue.


 Contents:
HOLD YOUR MAN! by Ken Cooper
OSCAR DINGLEPERFER! by Phyllis Hoerner
NIGHT OWL! (Conclusion) by Grace Holmes
HIKING TO HAPPINESS by Kay Carroll
BEHIND THE OFFICE DOOR by Atwater Culpepper
WASTED TIME by Aline Della Bodine
"YOUNG LADY--" by Edgar Ross
GOOD TIME JIMMY by Patsy Hunt

7 x 10 inch, 68 pages. $15.00.



KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #3 (of 6) - Coming in April!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)

The exiled barbarian king’s frantic quest for the mystical Heart of Ahriman leads him to a Stygian city enthralled by a bloodthirsty serpent god! To regain his crown, Conan will have to contend with powerful priests, mad disciples, and slithering monsters—before descending into a dark maze of horrors!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale April 30



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Pulp Covers: Tropical - New!
Happy New Year!
Christmas Covers, Part Three
Christmas Pulp Covers, Part Two
Christmas Pulp Covers, Part One
An Appreciation of PULP FICTIONEERS

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #3 (of 5) - Coming in April!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

All police resources are shifted to taking down Lobster Johnson after a vicious grenade fight in the NY streets. Meanwhile, bank vaults all around the city are exploding. Lobster knows it’s a trap, but justice is not afraid of traps.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 2

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Jack Armstrong: Bound for Obsolescence - New!
The Theft and Recovery of The Lone Ranger
The Mysterious Traveler Radio Program: Five "Lost" Episodes
Lone Ranger Movie Review
The Original 1964-65 Jonny Quest Cartoons and the Rick Brant Novels
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
The Shadow Unmasked
The Shadow: The 1934-1940 Cliffhanger Serial


Meteor House
WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER VOLUME 4
Coming this Spring and now available for pre-order!


At last, the news you have all been waiting for, the first of many book announcements for 2014,
The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4: Voyages to Strange Days is due out this Spring and is now available for preorder!
 
While the first three volumes in the series have focused on unique aspects of Farmer’s career, such as, his disregard for literary boundaries, his penchant for the softer sciences, and his trickster nature, volume 4 focuses on his more “traditional” science fiction—the science fiction of the future (occasionally the really distant future) featuring interstellar travel, aliens, war, scientists, the usual suspects in Golden Age science fiction.
 
While the full table of contents is not ready to be announced, we can say that volume 4 will be the thickest volume yet! We can also tell you that the foreword is by science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg and is in fact, a much longer version of his Reflections column from the February 2014 issue of Asimov’s.
 
As we’ve done in the past, the first 100 readers to preorder will receive a limited edition bookmark with their purchase!

Cover Art by Laura Givens




Mike Hammer - King of the Weeds - Coming May 6!
by Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins

Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops. A killer his old friend Captain Pat Chambers had put away many years ago is suddenly freed on new, seemingly indisputable evidence, and Hammer wonders if this seemingly placid, very odd old man might somehow be engineering cop killings that all seem to be either accidental or by natural causes. At the same time Hammer and Velda are dealing with the fallout – some of it mob, some of it federal government – over the $89 billion dollar cache the detective is (rightly) suspected of finding not long ago.

Series: Mike Hammer
Hardcover: 272 pages





NOIR #3 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops January 15!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Andrea Mutti
Cover Artist(s): Ardian Syaf

 The unlikely team of The Black Sparrow and Miss Fury strong arm the Mohawk Akash into revealing a map they hope will lead them to the lost treasure of the Templars. But is the map actually worthless without the rune codes? Their quest takes them deep into the wilderness and to an ancient place that's been locked away for centuries. Danger and betrayal lurk around every corner.
 
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights
Pulpfest 2012 – Storytime with the Airship Captain Ron Fortier

Pulpfest 2012 – The Destiny of Fu Manchu with William Patrick Maynard
Pulpfest 2012 – Walking In Khokarsa with Christopher Paul Carey


Pulp Den - Now online!

Blog Tour With Kim Cooper - New!
The Celluloid Burglar - New!
The Suicide That Wasn't - New!
Worlds of Tomorrow - New!
Cowboy From Texas - New!
My Lady of The Bog - New!
New Pulp Heroes
Mask
         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Stars of Adventure - New!
Gordon Ray Young - Author, Cowboy - Autobiography in Saturday Evening Post, March 7, 1942
Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year
On account of a woman - short story by Theodore Roscoe
The Seal of Jenghis Khan - short story by H. Bedford-Jones
Arthur D. Howden Smith's Swain the Viking in his last adventure

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 3’
- New!
Review: ‘The Cobra: The King of Detectives’
- New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 2′
Review: ‘Super-Detective Jim Anthony’ Vol. 2
A look at ‘The BnT Guide to Pulp Fiction’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Speaking of Murray Leinster…
So, how do you say Leinster?

3 pulp questions: Bill Thom
‘Oriental Stories’ (February/March 1931)
3 pulp questions: Caz Cazedessus
Pulp Obscura: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FOSTER FADE VOLUME 1 - Now available!

From Out of the Past Comes New Tales of One of Pulp's Gadget Wielding Gumshoes!

Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press presents a new volume in its PULP OBSCURA line-THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FOSTER FADE, THE CRIME SPECTACULARIST.

Foster Fade, The Crime Spectacularist, was created by Lester Dent, the man responsible for one of Pulp Fiction's greatest and most enduring adventurers, Doc Savage! Foster Fade first appeared in Dell's All Detective Magazine in 1934. Fade is a private investigator employed by a major newspaper to investigate the strange and the bizarre with his assistant, Dinamenta "Din" Stevens, a reporter who writes about his incredible exploits.

Armed with extraordinary instruments of scientific wizardry, Fade and Din are back on their beat and plunging headlong into adventure!

Bringing adventures and heroes lost in Yesterday blazing to life in New Pulp Tales Today, Adam Lance Garcia, Derrick Ferguson, Aubrey Stephens, David White, and H. David Blalock pen new tales of The Crime Spectacularist authorized by the estate of his creator, the legendary Lester Dent!





Pulp Shows - Now online!

Visit the Pulp Coming Attractions PULP SHOWS page for the latest on the 2014 pulp shows!

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #8 - Coming in June!
John Arcudi (Writer), Gary Chaloner (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Roy Thomas (Writer), Paul Tobin (Writer), Alberto Alburquerque (Art), Franck Biancarelli (Art), John Buscema (Art), John Nadeau (Art), Philip Tan (Cover)

Eighty pages of adventure from the mind of pulp master Robert E. Howard! Solomon Kane comes to the rescue in a wolf-infested forest, while Conrad and Kirowan plumb the depths of the supernatural . . . plus more pioneering adventures of Breckinridge Elkins and an original Conan story by John Arcudi!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99
, On sale June 4





Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.
More pages from Martin Powell's adaptation of
Edgar Rice Burrough's
  JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!
 


Cover Art by Daren Bader
An evocative opening scene from "The Battle for Teeka",  illustrated by Sergio Cariello
A moody title page from "The Fight for Balu", illustrated by Lowell Isaac
An epic page from "The Capture of Tarzan",  illustrated by Pablo Marcos
 

The darkly dramatic opening scene from "The Witch-Doctor Seeks Vengeance", illustrated by Steven E Gordon,
A stunning page from "The Nightmare", illustrated by Mark Wheatley
Art by Will Meugniot




The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Miss Fury/Black Sparrow Caper Continues

The Shadow Fan returns for his 61st episode! This week Barry reviews The Shadow Now # 3 and Noir # 2. As has been usual with The Shadow Now, Barry gets a bit heated during his discussion of the series. Thankfully, The Black Sparrow is around to help cheer him up.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
THE SHADOW NOW #4 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops January 15!
Writer: David Liss
Art: Colton Worley
Cover Artist(s): Tim Bradstreet, Colton Worley

Uneasy alliances abound as Khan, pursing his own dangerous endgame, places the assassination of the Shadow in Batu's hands. As Batu bristles under her grandfather's watchful eye, she forms a dangerous partnership with a local gang leader who claims to have the key to defeating the Shadow. Meanwhile, the Shadow draws both the Russian and Vietnamese mafias into his orbit, preparing to turn rivals into deadly enemies. Long-plotted schemes come to fruition as the Shadow moves to defeat his greatest enemy!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Forgotten Gold - New!
The Four Signets
- New!
Death About Town
Treasures of Death
Face of Doom
The Chinese Primrose

Tarzan: Burne Hogarth's Lord of the Jungle HC
Edgar Rice Burroughs (Writer) and Burne Hogarth (Art/Cover)
Coming June 25!

One of the most influential illustrators ever adapts two of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most beloved Tarzan novels! Burne Hogarth’s color Tarzan of the Apes and black-and-white Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novels are collected into one deluxe hardcover. Hogarth (Dynamic Anatomy) shines in these lively, lush, and faithful Tarzan adaptations!

Hardcover, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”,
b&w, 264 pages, $49.99, On sale June 25



Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Man and Monster - New!
Woman and Monster - New!
The Eternal Triangle: Man, Woman, Monster
Merry Christmas from Tellers of Weird Tales!
Aalla Zaata
Katherine Yates (?-?)
Hasan Vokine & Henri Decrouet
Theodore Snow Wood (1877-?)

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Ten

“The Trail of the Vulke” by Dan Barry was serialized by King Features Syndicate from February 7 to April 26, 1955.
This is an interesting tale that sees Barry re-examining two of his favorite themes — myths and religious fanaticism.
The story kicks off with Flash driving up to Dale’s house for a dinner date and finding her home dark. Warily, he enters the house and Barry shows us menacing shadowy figures watching from the window in the front room.


Read the rest at the links below.






03 January 2014

2014 Film Release Dates
January 10, 2014
January 17, 2014
THE LEGEND OF HERCULES
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
February 12, 2014
February 14, 2014
ROBOCOP
VAMPIRE ACADEMY
March 7, 2014
March 14, 2014
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE
VERONICA MARS
April 4, 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014
May 23, 2014
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2
LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
June 6, 2014
EDGE OF TOMORROW
July 11, 2014
July 18, 2014
July 25, 2014

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
JUPITER ASCENDING
HERCULES

August 01, 2014
August 22, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR


2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 25 - 27, 2014


 



2014 ECOF Edgar Rice Burroughs Convention
 Fargo, North Dakota ~ JUNE 19-22
 
Guests of Honor include writer Martin Powell and artist Diana Leto of the ERB, Inc. series of all-new weekly comic strips, as well as co-creators of The Halloween Legion.
 
Author David Fury will attend (Biographies on Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller, etc.) and International Author Leia Barrett Durham

 
This rare 1927 silent film starring ERB's son-in-law, Jim Pierce, will be shown on the big screen at the historic Fargo Theater Friday night June 20th.
Accompanying the film will be an original score by Lance Johnson played live at the theatre's mighty Wurlitzer organ.
 
FARGO film actress Kirstin Rudrud will also make an appearance to give the ECOF a proper Fargo flavor, and the chamber of commerce will have the original wood chipper from the movie on display

The ECOF will have a shared Dealers Room with the giant Fargo Comic Con with its own guest comics artists
 
The Registration Fee will include two meals, choice of two T-shirts, goodies bag, and access to all events.
 
More attractions and guests will be announced as they are confirmed.



35th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale - March 16, 2014!

40+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208

Admission - $5
Free Parking


Website: BlackAce.net

35th Annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show   Facebook page


59th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show -  April 6, 2014!
Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$4.50 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.



Adventure House
Coming in January!

High Adventure #134
Dan Fowler - G-Man Double Issue
 
"The Looting of Las Verdes"
"Murders on Ice"

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski




Adventure House
Coming in January!

Phantom Detective - 03/43

"Stones of Satan" by Robert Wallace

"The wings of death brush past the Phantom Detective as he pits brains and brawn against the sinister cunning of a diabolical criminal's fiendish brand of deviltry!"

"Quail's Way" by Allan K. Echols
"Hideouts Are Secre"t by J. Lane Linklater

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95
Super Detective Stories - 08/34

"Million Dollar Doom" by E. Hoffmann Price

"When a bullet crashed through his windshield, Gil Bartley knew he was marked for death.  A vivid, rapid-fire story of murder and extortion."

"The Purple Feather" by Earl W. Scott
"The House of Evil" by Mel Watt
"Rain of Death" by Nat Schachner
"The Scarred Hand" by Ernest M. Poate
"Minutes of Murder" by James P. Olsen
"Bullet Proof" by Alfred L. Tooke

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
 Cover Artist: Howard Parkhurst
Sky Fighters - 07/37
Featuring The Lone Eagle

"Wings of War" by Lt. Scott Morgan
"Boiling doom threaten John Masters as he seeks to solve the mystery of the Tholb! 

"North Sea Nightmare" by George Bruce
"Luck of the Damned" by John Scott Douglas
"Fledgling's Finish" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"A Flyer In Cauliflowers" by Joe Archibald
"Fly High and Die" by Hal White

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
 Cover Artist: Eugene Frandzen






Adventure House
Coming in February!

Phantom Detective - 02/35
"The House of Murders" by Robert Wallace
"Death stalks menacingly through a mysterious mansion of ghastly, blood-curdling horrors as crime takes its grim toll."
 
"Masked Faces" by Norman A. Daniels
"Baffling Bluff" by Alfred I. Tooke
"Death, The Champ" by George McNeil
"Death Arrow" by Ray Cummings

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: Rafael de Soto
Lone Ranger Magazine - 10/37
"Lone Star Renegade"
"Sidewinder's Fangs" by Galen C. Colin
 
7x10, 112 pages, $14.95

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward
 
Private Detective Stories - 11/37
"Marked In Indigo" by Robert A. Garron
"Introducing the baffling Mr. Leonard York, who solves a devious and dangerous assignment to save the life and fortune of the girl he loves."
 
"Three Way Cross" by Marius Scopton
"Loaded With Luck" by C.A.M. Donne
"Death On the Delta" by E. Hoffmann Price
"Murder In Manhattan" by Will Gibson
 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: H.J. Ward






Adventure House
Coming in March!

Phantom Detective - Fall/51  

"Murder Millions" by Robert Wallace

"The Phantom has an ace up his sleeve when he sits in on the game of the big-time gambling racketeers who hold a great city in terror!"
 
"Now Playing—Murder" by Donald Bayne Hobart
"A Brush With Murde"r by Benton Braden
"The Pick-Up" by Thomas Killen
"Slime On My Hands" by Richard Brister
"I Make My Own Laws" by Wyatt Blassingame

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


G-Men Detective - 01/49  

"Cargo of Death" by Norman A. Daniels

"The ace of the F.B.I. hops aboard a mystery train when murder speeds at eighty miles per hour—and assisted by Lary Kendal and Sally Vane, weaves a network of clues into a sinister pattern of crime!"
 
"Murder At the Plantation" by Arthur J. Burks
"Knife In the Dark" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"The Deadly Dose" by George M. George
"Learn—and Live" by William Degenhard
"Double Feature" by Morris Hershman
"A Slug For Luck" by O.B. Myers

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
Underworld Magazine - 07/31

"Public Enemy No. 1" by William H. Stueber
"Tony Montrelli was ambitious.  He was shooting for the high-spot and made it. 
But, he paid the price."
 
"The Cannon From Chi" by Harry Alden
"The Devil's Scoop" by Geoffrey North
"Tiger Trade-Mark" by George A. MacDonald
"Rented Murder" by N. Wooten Poge
"Traps For Two" by James Howard Leveque
"Three-Way Split" by Arden X. Pangborn
"Flowers of Death" by Carlos Martinez

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Adventure House
Coming in March!

High Adventure #135
The Best of PLANET STORIES


7x10, 110 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Coming in April!

Phantom Detective - 03/35

"The Hollywood Murders" by Robert Wallace
"Pay up or else—" Chortles a sinister fiend dedicated to slaughter and loot in this thirlling novel of gory crime shrouded in blackest mystery.
 
"Snow Shoes" by Joe Archibald
"Dead Man's Tale" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Madman's Justice" by Alfred I. Tooke
"Blue Light" by Arthur J. Burks

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95

Adventure House
Coming in May!

High Adventure #136

WWI Aviation Special Issue
 
"Dead Man's Wings" by Arthur J. Burks
"Follow Lieutenant Devlin, daredevil flyer, through battle-scarred skies in this zooming novel of flaming vickers and savage vengeance."
"Born Reckless" by George Bruce
"Bill Shepherd tears into a skyful of bombers like a fighting fury—to prive to the cockeyed world that he's no tin hero!"
"Vickers Venom" by Orlando Rigoni
"Flying Hell" by George Bruce
"Nine Live" by Owen Atkinson
"Talons of the 'Dove'" by Harold F. Cruickshank

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
 Cover Artist: Eugene Frandzen



Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.

Stories include:
 “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 “The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
 “The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
 “The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
 “The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
 “Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
 “Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
 “Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
 “Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Softcover edition now available!
Hardcover and ebook editions to follow in 2014!


When a brazen adventuress attempts to hire Doc Savage for a secret operation––but won't tell him why––it lights the fuse on one of the most explosive exploits ever to involve the Man of Bronze.
 
Who is Hornetta Hale? Why does she want to rent Doc’s submarine? And who is so desperate to eliminate her that they all but destroy Doc Savage's skyscraper headquarters in the process? From Manhattan Island to the Caribbean Sea, Doc and his fighting men chase the most violent gang of criminals they have ever encountered. Or are they merely criminals?


 Hornetta Hale was created by Lester Dent for a proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip in 1939, and has never appeared anywhere before.




Softcover edition now available!
Hardcover and ebook editions to follow in 2014!


The world believed that aviator Tom Franklin was dead. Years before, he had set out on a pioneering transpacific flight alone—and vanished!
 
When he returned, as it from the grave, Franklin and a mysterious woman flew a battered plane that had been repaired with plates of pure gold. Desperately seeking the help of Doc Savage, the mighty Man of Bronze, Franklin and his curvaceous charge fall into the clutches of diamond smuggler Blackbird Hinton and his cutthroat crew—but not before the bronze adventurer hears of their plight.
 
From Manhattan to Cape Town ensues a quest as dangerous as any in recorded history. One that will embroil the compassionate yet hard-fisted Doc Savage and his resourceful men in a raging struggle for control of one of history’s most closely guarded mysteries.  The lost secret of Python Isle!



Altus Press
The Adventures of Manning Draco Volume 1

Now available!

Once Upon a Star: The Adventures of Manning Draco, Volume 1
by Kendell Foster Crossen

In four zany episodes, the unflappable detective Manning Draco travels the 35th-century galaxy to tackle a variety of insurance frauds, scams, and con men. In the process, he encounters bizarre-looking aliens from different planets, woos the most alluring humanoid females, is almost forced to wed a crocodilian princess, competes in futuristic games, and finally overcomes his rivals to win the affection of the fairest damsel in all of outer space. 
Three further adventures in the Manning Draco series await the reader of volume 2, Whistle Stop in Space.

Kendell Foster Crossen, a mainstay of the science fiction pulps in the 1950s, also published over forty-five detective and spy novels under a variety of pseudonyms, including M.E. Chaber, Christopher Monig, Richard Foster, and others.

226 pages | $14.95 softcover | also available in hardcover and ebook format


Altus Press
The Adventures of Manning Draco Volume 2

Coming very soon!

Whistle Stop in Space: Further Adventures of Manning Draco, Volume 2
by Kendell Foster Crossen

Great Formalhaut! Manning Draco is back! In Once Upon a Star, the interstellar insurance detective tackled a variety of weird con men and scammers throughout the 35th-century Galactic Federation. Now he returns in three further adventures, as a government agent sent to foil an anti-Federationist plot. The concluding story features a spoof of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, and reveals how Manning became the only Terran to develop a secondary mind shield against the telepathic powers of other races in the Federation.

Kendell Foster Crossen, a mainstay of the science fiction pulps in the 1950s, also published over forty-five detective and spy novels under a variety of pseudonyms, including M.E. Chaber, Christopher Monig, Richard Foster, and others.

200 pages | $12.95 softcover | also available in hardcover and ebook format



Andy McDermott: THE SHADOW PROTOCOL - Coming January 28!

NO ONE CAN KNOW HIM. NO ONE SHOULD TRUST HIM. AND AMERICA WON’T SURVIVE WITHOUT HIM.

Adam Gray is a cipher, a disciplined loner conditioned not to betray a single emotion. Part of an elite team spearheaded by a brilliant neuroscientist, Gray is a covert agent armed with PERSONA, a device that allows him to copy the brain patterns of the terrorists and operatives he meets in the field. For twenty-four hours he can recall their memories. He can know every detail of their plans. He can be America’s worst enemy—before he’s back to being Adam Gray again.

Now Gray and his team are racing to stop a plot to release a radioactive isotope that could kill millions. And in a nerve-racking clandestine meeting, Gray senses that his cover is cracked and that the mission—not to mention his life—may be in grave danger. But as they fight this violent conspiracy around the globe, another threat has emerged. This one has the perfect cover, the most unlikely double agent, and the most terrifying power of all. For a beautiful young scientist has discovered an unforeseen weakness in PERSONA: Adam Gray’s own past.

Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Dell





THE BLACK BAT #8 - Arriving in comic shops January 8!
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Art:Ronan Cliquet

Cover Artist(s): Jae Lee, Billy Tan, Ardian Syaf

The fallout from recent events changes the dynamic between Carol, the Black Bat, and the shadow organization behind his creation. Black Bat wrestles with the choices he has made, and how far he is willing to go to get justice. Are the strings attached to his redemption worth the price?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Black Coat Press - Now available!

THE MAGNETIZED CORPSE and Other Paradoxical Tales
by Jules Janin; adapted by Brian Stableford


"Belfort," said the scientist, after a few passes, "what have you been doing since you died?" "In truth, my dear chap," the dead man replied, "I've been obliged to follow you everywhere you went."
              
Imbued with a sense of light-hearted cynicism, literary crictic Jules Janin (1804-1874) penned a vast number of eccentric and sometimes improvised fantastic and horror stories, now mostly forgotten. This first-ever American collection gathers a sampler of his unusual talent, as exemplified by the eponymous tale about a dead man kept alive by magnetism, published several months before Poe's "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" (1845).

Other tales gathered here include fake folk legends, paradoxical ghost stories in the vein of ETA Hoffmann, and surreal reflections on the supernatural nature of music. "Janin was probably closer to Poe in spirit, although his ambition took him in a different direction." Brian Stableford.

Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He is also translating the works of Paul Féval and other French writers of the fantastique for Black Coat Press.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 276 pages

SOMEONE IS STEALING CHILDREN IN PARIS
by Louis Forest; adapted by Brian Stableford

Flax is a man of superhuman genius. Every time I've had the opportunity to spend an hour with him, I've retained a unique impression: that of finding myself in the presence of a sort of demigod, whose brain gives birth to ideas so elevated that they far surpass the understanding of the most learned men.
              
On 25 June 1906, the readers of the daily newspaper LE MATIN discovered this terrifying headline:

"SOMEONE IS STEALING CHILDREN IN PARIS! EVERY DAY! On the Grands Boulevards and quiet residential streets! Children have disappeared Boulevard Montmartre, Rue Caumartin, Rue Royale, Rue Racine, Avenue Niel, Passage des Panoramas, Cité Rougemont. In full daylight, with diabolical cunning and monstrous audacity! Under the very eyes of their mothers! This is not fiction, a horror tale designed to scare our readers, but the terrifying truth!"

The police being incapable of finding the perpetrators, the French Government appoints a special scientific commission to investigate. Its leader is the notorious German doctor Professor Flax. But is he really the benefactor he claims to be?

Louis Forest (1872-1933) was a journalist for various Parisian newspsapers, including Le Matin, for which he wrote this ground-breaking serial about the artificial creation of supermen through radium-based brain surgery.

Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He is also translating the works of Paul Féval and other French writers of the fantastique for Black Coat Press.


US $26.95 / GBP £18.99
6x9 trade paperback, 380 pages


THE ADVENTURES OF ETHEL KING
THE FEMALE NICK CARTER

by Jean Petithuguenin; adapted by Nina Cooper

It seems impossible that a woman could be capable of consecrating herself to a profession tied to such terrible dangers and which requires self-control, audacity, extreme resolution joined to shrewdness, and cleverness. Nevertheless a woman detective lives and works today in the United States of America, a woman who has been well-known for years for her preeminent abilities in the career she has chosen, and who has brought about numerous successes, each one more marvelous than the next.

Daughter of a detective, Ethel King takes up her father's career in order to avenge his death, as well as that of her fiancé, both brought down the same day by an assassin's bullet. King, like Miss Boston and Therese Arnaud, is an extraordinary woman,well ahead of her time. Although she practices a masculine profession, she is seductive and charming, moves comfortably in high society, and dresses elegantly. These characteristics hide her incisiveness, daring, strength, and accuracy with a gun. She solves cases involving murders, kidnappings, forgeries and extortions. She brings the guilty to justice, earns a satisfactory living and leads a comfortable life in Garden Street, Philadelphia.

There were only two women sleuths in French popular literature before the mid-20th century. The first, Miss Boston, was created by Antonin Reschal and appeared in 1908-1909. Jean Petithuguenin (1878-1939) wrote the second, Ethel King, shortly thereafter (1911-1914). This professor at the Faculty of Sciences was the official translator of the Nick Carter series. Ethel King ran for more than 100 bi-weekly issues in France, then was continued in Germany by other authors.

Edited by Paul Wessels with the generous contribution of Daniel Auliac.

US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
6x9 trade paperback, 236 pages





 
Black Dog Books - Now available!
 
Black Dog Books presents the first published collection of the weird fantasy stories of Philip M. Fisher, Jr.  Discover the bizarre happenings in these eleven unforgettable tales.
 
Encounter a strange race of Sargasso Sea-like weed men; ship out on a vessel that sails into a weird magnetic fog and electrical dampening zone; battle against a madman that controls all light and darkness; journey by dirigible to the North Pole to investigate strange happenings and more!
 
Included are:
 • The Demise of Professor Manried
 • Queer
 • The Strange Case of Lemuel Jenkins
 • The Ship of Silent Men (novelette)
 • The Master in Black (novelette)
 • Into His Work
 • Worlds Within Worlds (short novel)
 • Lights
  •The Devil of the Western Sea (novelette)
 • Fungus Isle (novelette)
 • Beyond the Pole (novelette)
 
With an introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz.
Selected and edited by Gene Christie.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
$24.95 US / Trade paperback / 322 pages



Black Dog Books - Now available!
TERROR, INC. by Lester Dent

A new title is now available, Terror, Inc. by Lester Dent.

 • When a series of gruesome corpses is discovered entombed in its freshly-paved streets, a city is cloaked in a bloody shroud of terror . . .
 • All Hollywood lives in dread as The Spark, a mysterious super-villain, launches a killing spree using inexplicable methods . . .
 • A metropolis is invaded by an unstoppable invisible horde of ruthless killers bent on domination . . .
 
These are but some of the weird mysteries encountered in TERROR, INC.
 Fear-wrapped tales of detection from the author of Doc Savage!
 
Included are:
 • Terror, Inc.
 • The Devil's Cargo
 • The Invisible Horde
 • The Whistling Death
 • The Cavern of Heads
 • Murder Street
 
Volume 5 of the Lester Dent Library.
With an introduction by historian Will Murray.

Don't forget to check out the other Lester Dent collections from Black Dog Books, Dead Men's Bones, The Skull Squadron, Hell's Hoofprint's, and Fists of Fury.



Black Dog BooksNow available!

The West has been transformed into a bloody battleground between the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and the American Fur Company, rival factions vying with black powder and cold steel for trapping rights and trade rights with the Native Americans.
 
The mighty rivers have become a highway for that unique breed, the Mountain Men, from the Rocky Mountains across the Great Plains, downriver to St. Louis, where they sell their precious pelts.
 
Fleeing the authorities after killing a man, restless greenhorn Ralph Lander departs St. Louis under cover of night, hoping to join the Bridger trapping expedition going upriver. Looking to redeem himself while pursuing excitement and his fortune, Lander soon discovers there is no flight from the long arm of justice, no sanctuary when surrounded by hostiles after his own hide!
 
With an introduction by Robert J. Randisi (Gunsmith, Mountain Jack Pike series).
Cover art by Paul Strayer.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
 
NOTE: This edition is authorized by the Hugh Pendexter Literary Trust.


Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940) began his career as a newspaper man but soon started selling short humorous tales in 1904. Within a few years he moved into historical dramas and Westerns. For the next three decades his work became a mainstay of the legendary magazine, Adventure, chronicling Colonial life or the American frontier.
 
Noted for his dedication to research and historical accuracy, Hugh Pendexter authored more than seventy-five novels of period fiction.
 
ISBN: 978-1-884449-44-4
Price: Trade paperback / 160 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog BooksNow available!
 
The thunder of roaring engines and unleashed Lewis guns fill the sky above the South China Sea as Captains Ben Cowan and Luke Lance dive into a series of investigations as flying detectives in these three pulse-pounding air adventure novels.
 
Isle of Lost Wings
"Five must die!" came the eerie voice over the shortwave.
When the Spinthrift is discovered adrift and abandoned, K.O. Pike dispatches his top operative, Ben Cowan, to investigate the disappearance of the yacht's millionaire owner and a killer sky-trail beckons from Borneo to Singapore!
 
Flying Freebooters
A shadowy plane shoots down Luke Lance over the ancient growth jungles of Malaysia. The Straits Agency, attempting to recover their lost pilot, encounters a group of deadly sky pirates and smugglers that threatens the sovereignty of peaceful nations along an imperiled coast!
 
Fighting Wings
After the son of the Rajah of Baharu is kidnapped, the Straits Agency detectives are called on to locate the youth. In the process Luke Lance unearths the mysterious White Mask and an ancient enemy returned from the past seeking vengeance!
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
With an introduction by award-winning author Evan Lewis.
Cover art by George Rozen.

ISBN: 978-1-884449-45-1
Price: Trade paperback / 214 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Now available!


In the midst of a heavy snowstorm, Barney Chance encounters his old friend Guy Farrish, who gives him a small package to be delivered to Guy’s former fiancée. When Barney finds Guy murdered, he begins to doubt everything he knew about his friend. But before Barney can even call the authorities, a peculiar police captain shows up on the scene to investigate. With the contents of the package still a mystery, Barney finds himself delving deep into his late friend’s life, and uncovering family secrets he had never suspected.

With an ever-growing group of suspects, Barney realizes that any number of people could have wanted Guy dead. What unfolds is the story of a man trying to leave a tarnished past behind him, and the killer willing to go to murderous lengths for an inheritance.



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Now available!

The Paul Cain Omnibus (eBook and paperback) 
Fifteen stories and one novel—hard-boiled classics by an undisputed master
 
Following gangsters, blackmailers, and gunmen through the underbelly of 1930s America on their journeys to do dark deeds, Paul Cain’s stories are classics of his genre. The protagonists of ambiguous morality who populate Cain’s work are portrayed with a cinematic flair for the grim hardness of their world. Fast One, Cain’s only novel, was originally serialized in Black Mask in the 1930s. It introduces us to Gerry Kells, a hard-nosed criminal who still holds fast to his humanity in a Los Angeles that’s crooked to the core.
 
This collection presents Cain’s classic crime writing to a contemporary audience.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder #38 - Summer 2013
Now shipping!

This issue’s outstanding feature is a lengthy excerpt from Nathan Madison’s recently published book, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960. In this richly detailed, extensively illustrated piece Nathan explores “Yellow Peril” fiction from the pulps. His exhaustive study complements Bill Maynard’s celebration of Fu Manchu’s centennial from our last issue.

Another book published earlier this year, Will Murray’s Skull Island, pitted Doc Savage against King Kong and aroused much interest not only among the Bronze Man’s fans in general but devotees of Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe in particular. BnT contributor and Wold Newton adherent Rick Lai examines Skull Island and catalogs its deviations from the Universe in an unusually absorbing work of scholarship. In a separate piece Will responds to critics of his approach. Let it never be said that BnT refuses to present both sides of a story!

Will’s second contribution to BnT #38 is an 80th Anniversary hat-tip to the long-running hero pulp G-8 and His Battle Aces, adventures from which a re now being offered in audiobook form by Radio Archives. He covers a hitherto overlooked attempt by Popular Publications editors to gauge reader interest in a proposed shift of emphasis for the magazine.

This summer marked another important anniversary in American pop culture: Superman debuted 75 years ago in the first issue of Action Comics. Mike Bifulco, author of The Original Superman on Television (a definitive guide now in its third edition), weighs in on the recent theatrical release Man of Steel and reflects on the enduring popularity of the TV series starring George Reeves.

This time around our “Tricks of the Trade” department boasts a particularly comprehensive installment by long-time pulp editor and science-fiction specialist Robert A. W. “Doc” Lowndes. Originally written for a 1949 writers’ magazine, this 6400-word treatise is perhaps the most informative piece of its type we’ve published to date. It provides the clearest look yet at how pulp editors appraised the manuscripts they received by the thousands every year.

BnT #38 also reprints two fascinating short stories culled from vintage pulp magazines. James B. Connelly’s “The Last Passenger,” from an early 1913 issue of The Popular Magazine, may well have been the first work of mass-market fiction inspired by the Titanic tragedy. “The Tenth Man,” from a 1922 issue of Adventure, is a taut tale of African intrigue by the unjustly forgotten Robert Simpson.

Subscriber copies will begin shipping shortly after Labor Day. To those of you who either aren’t BnT subscribers or have let your subscriptions lapse, remember that signing up for a year earns you a 20-percent discount on the recently published Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction. There’s a special page on the Murania Press website that allows you to do just that.

Individual copies of Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 can be had for $11.95 plus shipping from the Murania Press site as soon as they are available.
The cost of a one-year, four-issue subscription is $40, which represents a considerable savings.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS
Don't miss out! This offer expires January 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM!


The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Celebrating The Serial’s Centennial - New!
Final Days For The Special Deal On BNT’s GUIDE TO PULP FICTION
Happy Holidays From Murania Press


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 263: The Tom and Ginger Show
Tom and Ginger Johnson introduce their newest book New Pulp Heroes. Check out the Book Cave theme song.

Episode 262: Holmes For The Holidays
Episode 261: Brother Bones
Episode 260: Zeppelin Tales
Episode 259: Gantlet Brothers Sold Out
Episode 258: Louise Bohmer
Episode 257: Jeff Deischer and The Dark of the Moon
Episode 256: Kevin Rau

CARNACKI: THE NEW ADVENTURES
Now available!


Contents:
CARNACKI: CAPTAIN GAULT’S NEMESIS by William Meikle
MONMOUTH’S GIANTS by Josh Reymolds
A GASLIGHT HORROR by P. V. Ross
CARNACKI AND THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE by Robert Pohle
THE SPAR: A STORY OF CARNACKI by Fred Blosser
THE BRAES OF THE BLACKSTARR by Robert Jefferson
THE MAGICIAN’S STUDY by Buck Weiss
HOW THEY MET THEMSELVES by Charles R. Rutledge
THE HAUNTING OF TRANQUIL HOUSE by Jim Beard
THE GHOSTS OF KUSKULANG by Amy K. Marshall
A JOB FOR CARNACKI by Robert M. Price
AUDIENCE WITH THE GHOST-FINDER by M. J. Starling




Centipede Press - Now available!
BROOD OF THE WITCH QUEEN by Sax Rohmer

Sax Rohmer (1883-1959) was a celebrated and prolific British writer and the creator of Fu Manchu. He was the author of such famous novels as The Green Eyes of Bast and The Bat Flies Low. What is not well known, however, is that Rohmer was also a prodigious author of short stories of weirdness and terror. Over the course of his career he wrote dozens of stories collected in several volumes that have now become scarce collector’s items.

This volume presents fifteen stories by Rohmer, taken from such rare collections as Tales of Secret Egypt and The Haunting of Low Fennel. They feature Rohmer’s patented mix of exotic settings, supernaturalism, and adventure. Among them are such famous stories as “Tchériapin,” a tale of a mad chemist; “The Curse of a Thousand Kisses,” about a centuries-old curse; “Lord of the Jackals,” a haunting account of love and death in Egypt; and “The Haunting of Low Fennel,” a classic haunted house story. Also included is the full-length novel Brood of the Witch-Queen, one of the finest novels of Egyptian horror ever published.

This signed limited edition is just 300 copies. The dustjacket is the work of David Ho, with the interior illustrations by Swiss artist Gwabryel. At over 500 pages, with twelve stories and one full-length novel, this is the only edition of Sax Rohmer’s weird fiction in print.


Limited to 300 copies, each signed by cover artist David Ho, interior artist Gwabryel, and editor S.T. Joshi.
• Striking full-color, wraparound dustjacket printed on Mohawk Carnival stock.
• Printed endpapers.
• Full cloth cover with image inset on front board.
• Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.

Cloth: $65
 


The Chronicles of Conan Volume 27 - Coming July 22!
by Various Authors, Val Semeiks (Art), Geof Isherwood (Art), Alfredo Alcala (Art), George Roussos (Art)






The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 8 - Coming July 1!
by Various Authors, Judith Hunt (Art), Mike Manley (Art), Mike Docherty (Art)




Clive Cussler: GHOST SHIP (The Numa Files) - Coming May 27!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn’t trust either version of his recollection.

 Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up¾even he could not begin to guess.


Series: The Numa Files (Book 10)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult




Clive Cussler: THE BOOTLEGGER (An Isaac Bell Adventure) - Coming March 4!
by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott

It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs—and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

Series: An Isaac Bell Adventure (Book 7)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult


 

Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Forgotten Books of 2013 - New!
Pulp Gallery: PLANET STORIES (1946) - New!
Comic Gallery: Mickey Spillane's MIKE DANGER 1, 2 & 3 (1995) - New!
Paperback Gallery: 007 by SIGNET - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW 4, 5 & 6 (1931-32) - New!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 16, 17 & 18 (1927)
Forgotten (and FREE) Race Williams stories: "A Corpse for a Corpse" by Carroll John Daly
Comic Gallery: Don Newton's PHANTOM (1975-76)
EQMM FEB 2014: "Skyler Hobbs and the Smarter Brother"
WEIRD TALES 31, 32 & 33 (1926)


Doctor Mabuse - Now available!

Hollinsworth Productions is excited to present DOCTOR MABUSE, starring Jerry Lacy, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker and Nathan Wilson, written and directed by Ansel Faraj.

Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse returns from exile to begin a new reign of terror, and only young Inspector Carl Lohemann stands in his way, in this dark psychological thriller.

Inspired by the character created by Norbert Jacques, the notorious supervillian returns to the screen in this new original tale about the mysterious 'man behind the curtain'.  Dont let him into your mind...

The World Premiere was April 27 2013 at the Historic Village Theater on Coronado Island, San Diego, CA.

Now, Doctor Mabuse is available on DVD for
$19.95 plus $3.00 shipping + handling.

95 minutes, Not Rated, 16x9 (1.85:1) Widescreen Transfer of the Theatrical Version
   
SPECIAL FEATURES:
  - "Behind the Scenes of Doctor Mabuse"
       a 24 minute featurette detailing the making of the film
       featuring behind the scenes footage, outtakes, and new interviews
       with Writer/Director Ansel Faraj, and actors Jerry Lacy and Nathan Wilson.
  - Deleted Scenes
  - "Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar" The Comic Con 2013 Panel Footage of the sequel - in theaters Summer 2014. 

Please send payment to:
DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL
P.O. BOX 92, MAPLEWOOD NJ 07040



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Killers' Row" by Lewis A. Keppen from SECRET AGENT "X", April, 1938
This time Assistant D. A. Craftwell was one up on his chief. And what he knew was going to bring curtains to D. A. Monroe. For he knew the man his chief was dying to send to ... Killers' Row
"Decoy for the Creeping Shadow" by Norman A. Daniels from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, January, 1943
Sudden death awaited those who attempted to solve the strange demise of old Jed Darrell. And when fate decreed that Steve Bishop investigate the mysterious house of disaster, he was greeted with a crimson message - a message that was a foreword to a tombstone tribute.
"Race With Death" by Marian Gailor Squire from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1937
A girl's heart would be broken and a man would die in the electric chair if Private Detective Patricia Brent did not win her. . . . Race With Death


F. Paul Wilson: FEAR CITY - Now available for pre-order!

F. Paul Wilson concludes his Repairman Jack early years trilogy (and what could be the last Repairman Jack novel he writes) with FEAR CITY.

It's February, 1993.  When a woman's mutilated body washes up on an Astoria beach, the unidentifiable corpse is dubbed "The Ditmars Dahlia."  But Jack knows who she is and sets out to learn why and, most important, who.  The killers and those who ordered her death go on with their lives, never dreaming that anyone would care about the death of a nobody, unaware of the relentless nemesis they've set in motion. 

FEAR CITY concludes the Repairman Jack Early Years Trilogy. All the threads of the first two novels weave into a violent tapestry involving the mob, the super-secret Septimus Order, a high-priced call girl operation, and the terrorists who first bombed the World Trade Center.  All will be impacted by Jack's quest to avenge the brutal death of a "nobody."

For the lettered edition only each copy will contain an original (not a copy) of an outline page, with handwritten corrections and additions, F. Paul Wilson used for FEAR CITY. This enhances the book's collectibility as NO two books will be alike (each customer received a different original outline page).





  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

December 2013

In Writings
The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2013
In Writings
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post with the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


July - October 2013
In Writings
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween, The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson - New!

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!

Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Glasgow Mystery

The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder
The Brighton Mystery
The Dublin Mystery
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


Fringe #3: SINS OF THE FATHER - Coming August 26!
By Christa Faust

The third novel set in the critically acclaimed Fringe universe. Author Christa Faust (Money Shot, Choke Hold), winner of the coveted Scribe Award, is working closely with the television series writers to reveal secrets and unanswered questions, in novels that will become formal parts of the series canon. This third novel in the series will unveil the secrets of Peter Bishop, estranged son of the brilliant scientist Walter Bishop. Set in the days before he joined the Fringe team, the story will show Peter skirting the law, yet unable to entirely escape the fact that he comes from the other universe - a fact he doesn't yet know!

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
$7.99

Fu-Manchu: PRESIDENT FU-MANCHU - Coming March 4!
by Sax Rohmer

Fu-Manchu journeys to the United States for the first time, and is the power behind a "League of Good Americans" candidate for the presidency. From Niagara Falls to the catacombs of NY's Chinatown, Nayland Smith and federal agent Mark Hepburn seek to stop the Devil Doctor and his plan to assassinate a presidential candidate – 30 years before The Manchurian Candidate!

BONUS FEATURE: This volume includes the first of three "lost adventures of Nayland Smith".  "The Mark of the Monkey," follows Smith and Petrie as they become embroiled in a murder investigation in Dartmoor. It appeared in Rohmer's 1920 book of short fiction, The Haunting of Low Fennel, and has only previously been included with the Fu-Manchu stories in France and Belgium.


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books




Fu-Manchu: THE DRUMS OF FU-MANCHU - Coming June 3!
by Sax Rohmer

Immediately before World War II, Fu-Manchu decides to kill or control the world’s war-mongering dictators, to pave the way for his own plans. The rapid-fire action moves  from London to Venice to Paris, and involves various arcane and scientific forms of torture and death.

BONUS FEATURE: The Blue Monkey”, the second of three “lost adventures of Nayland Smith.” It appeared in Collier’s in 1931, then in the short story collection Tales of East and West.


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books





Gabriel Hunt - Coming March 25!
HUNT AT THE WELL OF ETERNITY  by James Reasoner

A blood-stained Confederate flag and the beautiful woman carrying it put Gabriel Hunt on the trail of a secret hidden deep in the Central American jungle - a secret that might just be the legendary Fountain of Youth.


Gabriel Hunt - Coming April 29!
HUNT THROUGH THE CRADLE OF FEAR by Charles Ardai

A discovery deep inside the Great Sphinx of Egypt reveals a secret that will send Gabriel Hunt racing to the Greek Isles of Chios and then on to a deadly confrontation atop Sri Lanka's ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya.


Gabriel Hunt - Coming May 27!
HUNT AT WORLD'S END by Nicholas Kaufmann


In pursuit of three lost gems that could unleash an ancient power, Gabriel Hunt travels to Borneo, Turkey, and the Kalahari Desert with the deadly Cult of Anatolia hot on his trail.


Gabriel Hunt - Coming June 24!
HUNT BEYOND THE FROZEN FIRE by Christa Faust

A mission to Antarctica to find a missing scientist takes a shocking turn when Gabriel Hunt and the scientist’s beautiful daughter discover a secret valley and the ruthless civilization that inhabits it.



Gabriel Hunt - Coming July 24!
HUNT AMONG THE KILLERS OF MEN  by David J. Schow

The warlord’s men came to New York to preserve a terrible secret—and left a dead body in their wake. Now Gabriel Hunt is on their trail, a path that will take him to the treacherous alleyways and rooftops of Shanghai and a showdown with a madman out to resurrect a deadly figure from China’s past...


Gabriel Hunt - Coming August 24!
HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON'S WEB  by Raymond Benson

Of all the priceless treasures Gabriel Hunt has sought, none means more to him than the one drawing him to the rugged terrain of Corsica and the exotic streets of Marrakesh: his own sister’s life. To save her, Hunt will have to challenge the mind of a tyrant two centuries dead—the calculating, ingenious Napoleon Bonaparte...



Girasol Collectables - January Pulp Replicas!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.


Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #100 from January 1942 - $35
Featuring  "Death and The Spider
"

OPERATOR 5 #39 from May/June 1938 - $35
Featuring  "Revolt of the Devil Men"
SPICY DETECTIVE #42 from October 1937 - $25


      
       
  
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

As always, these reprints are exact copies including the illustrations, ads, and back-up stories and have been printed on off-white paper, staple-bound and finished off with a high quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.

Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Back issues - Still available!

ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)

DIME MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
#1 December 1932

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2  March 1935
#3  April 1935

DR. YEN SIN  ($35 each postpaid)
#1 May/June 1936
#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939


HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935
#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
#1 January 1933
#2 April 1933
#3 July 1933
#4  October 1933
#5  January 1934

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1935

#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5  January 1936
#6  February 1936
#7  March 1936

MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance


THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
February/March 1939

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
February 1933

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936  (#2 after a title change)
#5   March 1936
#9   July 1936
#11 September 1936

#17 March 1937

THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
April/May 1939

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#18 October 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2   December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#4   February 1937

#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71  
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75  
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March-April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September-October 1937

#31 November-December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939


THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#33  June 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#114 June 1933

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#132 December 1934

#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommended!


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

Girasol Collectables is very excited to announce a new project that has been in the works for some time!

Girasol is launching a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which will feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series will have a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which is set for a Hallowe'en 2013 release is... WEIRD TALES!

The Weird Tales volume has all 279 covers from the original run of the magazine from 1923 to 1954, plus the variant cover of #1. We have gone back to the original pulps to determine accurate cover credits, which includes 2 minor corrections to the Jaffery/Cook Index. The cover images are the full magazine plus the overhang edges, nothing has been cropped out. All have been retouched to maximize the viewing experience!

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery – WEIRD TALES
$125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international)
Release date: October 31, 2013

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.

Pre-release orders are in the mail and should be arriving soon.

The picture shown has the "Slithering Shadow" cover inset on the front cover.
Be advised that there are other covers as well, and you may not receive that cover inset version.

My copy has the "Queen of the Black Coast" cover.


Girasol Collectables





The Golden Age - Now online!

FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Midwood Illustrations  - New!
GNOME PRESS CALENDARS ~ 1949-50 ~ Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier
- New!
SHERLOCK HOLMES
GARTH JONES, McClure's Magazine, May/1903
JEFFREY JONES, The Book Of Robert E. Howard #1 & #2
AVON FANTASY READER, 1947-1952
HANNES BOK, 1914-1964, Digest Covers
BIG LITTLE BOOKS
BERNI WRIGHTSON
 

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  January 11, 2013!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:
Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library. 425 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.) near 9th Street.
Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Grimm: THE CHOPPING BLOCK - Coming February 18!
by John Passarella

A cache of bones is found in a shallow grave in local woods... Meanwhile missing persons cases in Portland seem to be on the increase. As more bones are discovered, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt and his partner Hank Griffin investigate - but there seems to be no connection between the victims... A brand-new original story set in the Grimm universe.

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Titan Books




Haffner Press
Now available!

The Collected Captain Future, Volume Three by Edmond Hamilton
Edited by Stephen Haffner,  Introduction by Chuck Juzek
 Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
 Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski


Jumpin’ Jungle Cat of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!
 
Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled through time in the final story of Volume Two (See “The Lost World of Time”), can an adventure beyond the Solar System be far behind?  Most assuredly not! The Futuremen board their trusty space-vessel, The Comet, and blast-off for adventure in QUEST BEYOND THE STARS! But that’s not all the dangers our intrepid defenders will face in VOLUME THREE. Up next is OUTLAWS ON THE MOON! When the peoples of the Solar System believe the Futuremen to be dead, what better time for the emissaries of villainy to attempt to break in to Captain Future’s Secret Moon Base.  Following that nail-biting saga, is arguably the finest of the CAPTAIN FUTURE novels: THE COMET KINGS. Here, author Hamilton pulls out all the stops as the Futuremen combat forces from within Halley’s Comet!  In the final story of this volume, PLANETS IN PERIL, the Futuremen face forces from another dimension that threaten to enslave our entire universe!
 
As with the previous two volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


ISBN-13 978-1-893887-74-9
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00


Haffner Press
Now available!

The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four by Edmond Hamilton
 Introduction by Mike Ashley;  Cover Art by Frank R. Paul
 Illustrated by Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Leo Morey


Following 2011′s THE UNIVERSE WRECKERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME THREE, Haffner Press keeps pouring gasoline on the fire as we announce the next volume(s) of collected stories from one of the godfathers of Space Opera.
 
THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR is certainly worth your coppers as herewith are contained no fewer than 10 unreprinted stories from WEIRD TALES and/or WONDER STORIES. Alongside these soon-to-be-presented wonders, you’ll find some of Hamilton’s classic works such as “The Man Who Evolved” and “A Conquest of Two Worlds”
 
Noted scholar and editor, Mike Ashley handles the introduction for this mighty tome.
 
As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.

 ISBN-13 978-1-893887-65-7
 600+ page Hardcover
$40.00
 


Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!
January 2014

THE WRONG QUARRY by Max Allan Collins - Arriving in book stores January 7!
Cover art by Tyler Jacobson

Quarry doesn’t kill just anybody these days. He restricts himself to targeting other hitmen, availing his marked-for-death clients of two services: eliminating the killers sent after them, and finding out who hired them...and then removing that problem as well.

So far he’s rid the world of nobody who would be missed. But this time he finds himself zeroing in on the grieving family of a missing cheerleader. Does the hitman’s hitman have the wrong quarry in his sights?

May 2014

BORDERLINE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Michael Koelsch

THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide—with fatal results. You'll meet

MARTY—the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...
MEG—the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds...
LILY—the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...
CASSIE—the redhead with her own private agenda...
and WEAVER—the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!

This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment—and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

First publication ever under the author’s real name!
Volume includes three of Block’s rarest short stories, from the pages of the pulp magazines of half a century ago
Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed living crime writers, having won every major award in the genre (including 5 Edgar Awards) and been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America
Block’s novel A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is coming out as a movie with Liam Neeson starring.




Hermes Press
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY #4 (of 4) 
Arriving in comic shops January 8!

(Writer/Artist) Howard Chaykin

The adventure that started in Howard Chaykin's ground-breaking tale of the new Buck Rogers comes to its exciting conclusion! Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to a new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force- the Chinese.  Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begin a new fight, to free the United States! You're in for the ride of your life with this wrap-up of Chaykin's story arc! Some of the cast won't make it, but you'll have to read the book to find out the thrill packed, surprising conclusion to this classic in the making!

7x10, 32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #43 - Now available!

Henry Patrick Raleigh (1880-1944) by Christopher Raleigh
Victor Kalin—Illustrator (1919-1991) by Rebecca Kalin
Plus book reviews, events and exhibitions, and much more!


Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #5 - Now available and arriving in comic shops January 8!
Art: Michael Johnson & Various

Illustrators, the art quarterly devoted to the best illustration published in the world, spotlights the artwork of Mick Brownfield, Brian Sanders, Derek Eyles, and Anne and Janet Graham Johnstone in its fifth issue. illustrators quarterly builds into an essential library of the finest illustrators published in the world. illustrators guides you through the stories behind the artists with features written by some of the leading auuthorities on this important art form. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.


Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, SRP: $24.99





James Rollins: THE KILL SWITCH: A Tucker Wayne Novel (Sigma Force Novels) - Coming May 13!
by James Rollins & Grant Blackwood

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: William Morrow






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

TOM SWIFT AND HIS MOTOR-CYCLE by Victor Appleton
It is the purpose of these spirited tales to convey in a realistic way the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and to interest the boy of the present in the hope that he may be a factor in aiding the marvelous development that is coming in the future.


Order Dust Jacketed Hardcover Here
Order Trade Paperback Here



APACHE DEVIL by Edgar Rice Burroughs
FIRST EDITION TEXT in HARDCOVER: A sequel to The War Chief.


6 x 9 inch Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  5 x 8 inch Paperback

 
THE BANDIT FROM HELL'S BEND by Edgar Rice Burroughs
FIRST EDITION TEXT in HARDCOVER: Edgar Rice Burroughs is well qualified to write Western fiction. He “rode range” in the early days and knows the life.


6 x 9 inch Hardcover with Dust Jacket
 
 
JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN by Edgar Rice Burroughs
FIRST EDITION TEXT in HARDCOVER: Reared in the heart of the jungle, Tarzan, the foster-child of the ape tribe of Kerchak, fights his way by the power of brain and muscle to the highest rank among the apes.

 
   
THE GIRL FROM HOLLYWOOD by Edgar Rice Burroughs
FIRST EDITION TEXT in HARDCOVER: In the foothills of the southern California mountains are the Rancho del Ganado, owned by Colonel Pennington, and a smaller ranch on which Mrs. Evan lives with her daughter Grace and her son Guy.

 
 



Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens: WRAITH - Coming July 8!
by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

In 1995, the CIA made a breakthrough that they hid from the world because it would change everything in modern science—but some secrets can't stay hidden. A rogue force has learned how to make disembodied minds capable of lethal action. Ghosts have been weaponized, and now a Russian general has infiltrated the U.S. with a squad of "berzerkers"—an army that can't be killed because they're already dead. Only one person knew the general's plans, but she died in a car crash. The only person who can communicate with her is the cop who was at her side when she died—and now he must race to stop a force that could end life as we know it.

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Happy New Year! - New!
Christmas Covers, Part Three
Christmas Pulp Covers, Part Two
Christmas Pulp Covers, Part One
An Appreciation of PULP FICTIONEERS

LEGENDERRY: A STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE #1 (OF 7) - Now available!
Writer:Bill Willingham
Art:Sergio Fernandez Davila
Cover Artist(s): Joe Benitez, Johnny Desjardins

We start in the Big City, protected by Vampirella and the Green Hornet. A scarlet clad woman of mystery rushes into a bar, pursued by a team of assassins. The terror that breaks loose there and then will eventually lead (in the issues that follow) to The Phantom's Jungle, Flash Gordon's space age town of Landing, battles in the sky with Captain Victory, and so much more, until finally, we arrive in the Monstrous Lands, protected by... well, nobody.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





LORDS OF MARS #6 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops January 8!
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Art: Roberto Castro
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross, Mel Rubi, Jose Malaga

 At last, John Carter and the Ape-man are fighting side-by-side amidst the aeons-old ruins of Mars. But their enemies, the evil, treacherous and downright sleazy therns have a few surprises left for our heroes, including a plan to sterilize half the planet. A death-defying flight through midair, a bittersweet reckoning, and a horrific revelation about the true reach of the therns awaits all those who dare in "The Eye of the Goddess", the glorious final installment of Lords of Mars!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 8








The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

New Pulp Heroes
- New!
Mask - New!
Champion of Justice and Freedom - New!
Merry Christmas
Doctor Mystery
The Armadillo

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Off-Trail Publications website now online!
Off-Trail Publications now has an official website online.
Checkout their many fine publications at:
http://offtrailpublications.com/

PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00+

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.







Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the Edgar Rice Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!




Preston & Child: The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel  - Coming August 5!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights - New!
Pulpfest 2012 – Storytime with the Airship Captain Ron Fortier
- New!
Pulpfest 2012 – The Destiny of Fu Manchu with William Patrick Maynard
Pulpfest 2012 – Walking In Khokarsa with Christopher Paul Carey
Roads by Seabury Quinn
Johnny Kelly’s Christmas Ghost by Edwin A. Goewey
The Festival by H.P. Lovecraft


Pulp Den - Now online!

New Pulp Heroes - New!
Mask - New!
Phantom Lagoon (Doc Savage) - New!
The Phantom Detective - New!
Pulp Reprints For Trade - New!
Champion of Justice and Freedom - New!
Merry Christmas
Tom's Top Five Kindle Books In 2013
NTD Face Book Ad For Tom's Books
The Bronze Gazette #69
Anti-Heroes
         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Gordon Ray Young - Author, Cowboy - Autobiography in Saturday Evening Post, March 7, 1942 - New!
Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year
On account of a woman - short story by Theodore Roscoe
The Seal of Jenghis Khan - short story by H. Bedford-Jones
Arthur D. Howden Smith's Swain the Viking in his last adventure

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 2′
- New!
Review: ‘Super-Detective Jim Anthony’ Vol. 2 - New!
A look at ‘The BnT Guide to Pulp Fiction’
A look at the Ace pulp heroes

Review: ‘The Adventures of Lazarus Gray, Vol. 3’
A closer look at Sherlock Holmes

A closer look at ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Speaking of Murray Leinster…
So, how do you say Leinster?

3 pulp questions: Bill Thom
‘Oriental Stories’ (February/March 1931)
3 pulp questions: Caz Cazedessus
Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

Edgar Rice Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

Pulp Shows - Now online!

Visit the Pulp Coming Attractions PULP SHOWS page for the latest on the 2014 pulp shows!


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #42
G-8 and His Battle Aces #33 Audiobook
Patrol of the Cloud Crusher by Robert J. Hogan

Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

Out of war-torn skies soars…G-8 and His Battles Aces! The greatest combat pilot of the War to End All Wars, G-8’s true name was stricken from all official records. Flying a supercharged warplane, backed by his wild wingmen, Bull Martin and Nippy Weston, G-8 fought the most horrific foes the Kaiser could throw at him.

The creation of writer Robert J. Hogan, G-8 and His Battles Aces appeared in the magazine of that same name for over a decade.

 

It was the summer of 1933, and despite the Great Depression, Popular Publications was booming. Part of their Autumn expansion plans entailed launching The Spider, and a companion to be aimed at the legions of readers who drank up fictionalized accounts of World War I Allied aces versus Imperial Germany’s various bi-winged counts and barons, red and otherwise.

Popular Publications publisher Harry Steeger hired Hogan and helped brainstorm the concept. “I can remember that Bob Hogan and I picked ‘G-8’ because G-8 was the hero of his first novel and I added ‘Battle Aces’ so that people would know what type of magazine it was and also because Battle Aces had been a very successful book,” Steeger recalled.

Envisioning the expected strain on the writer’s imagination a monthly novel would enact, Steeger and Hogan agreed that the new series would soon grow stale if they didn’t spice it up with elements of the fantastic. This recipe ranged from merely super-scientific death rays to unabashedly supernatural manifestations. Nothing was taboo in G-8. Hogan was a pioneer of over-the-top plotting generations before the term was coined.

For our newest exciting G-8 release, we have selected Patrol of the Cloud Crusher, a particularly wild tale torn from the June, 1936 issue. Hogan outdoes himself by pitting his hero against an astounding threat—titanic disembodied hands reach out of the clouds to ensnare and crush Allied aircraft! Even the Master Spy is baffled.

It begins with a ghostly hand that snatched an important clue and vanished! If that wasn't baffling enough, a patrol flying past a giant cloud encountered a monster arm whose crushing fingers destroyed their warplanes.

Taking to the skies, G-8 rushes to investigate the so-called Hand of Providence that had seemingly taken the German side in the war. But it was one thing to fly into that hell cloud. Quite another to survive the encounter!

When the Flying Spy and his Battle Aces take on the challenge of the Patrol of the Cloud Crusher, will they return––or will their own aircraft be pulverized by the seemingly supernatural power? Herr Doctor Kreuger strikes again! 

Nick Santa Maria narrates this ripping yarn of World War I air-to-air combat with his usual mastery, while the backup short stories, “The Flying Hippopotamus” and “The Sky Shark,” are read with aplomb by Milton Bagby and Roger Price.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.





Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.


Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
http://www.radioarchives.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=strange+detective+mysteries&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

The Spider #87: The Spider and the Jewels of Hell

In order to terrorize the tough, patriotic mining town of Minto, Colorado, The Killer had to order a mass slaughter that would cut the jugular vein of America’s defenses!... How could Dick Wentworth, half frozen and wounded, descend into the earth’s depths with any hope of crushing Hell’s Termites single-handed! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Arthur Leo Zagat Book 2
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Arthur Leo Zagat, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #33: Patrol of the Cloud Crusher

Not even G-8 could fathom the ungodly powers of the cloud crusher! A hand that struck from nowhere — a haunting, terrible messenger of death! And yet the Master Spy’s duty was clear — this menace must be destroyed, even though a very life be exchanged for the answer to this horrible curse of the skies! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Double Detective - The Green Lama #8: The Case of the Invisible Enemy

A hidden, terrible menace to the country brings the Green Lama to a convention city — there to battle and reveal the instigators of a gigantic plot to take over the free election of a free people. The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.


99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "Between Two Worlds" by Dorothy Dunn
Life with Sarah was wonderful until she talked with her dead sister, then measured my throat with a razor! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Blind Date with the Devil" by John Bender
Marion Carter actually tried to keep her date with Death. In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 

Terror Tales: "Dead Hands Seek My Bride" by Dane Gregory

Ever since Sheila, in girlhood, was saved from the monstrous attack of Crazy Charlie, her obsession grew — her obsession that the madman, long dead, was reaching from the grave to take her. When lovely Connie’s severed head was flung from the night into our cabin — Sheila knew her time had come... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #27: "Owlhoot Kisses Are Sweetest"
The owlhoot trail is tough on a girl. But lovely Nancy told her fugitive sweetheart that any other trail would be just as tough — without him. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.





 
Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option - Coming March 18!
by Paul Garrison

Paul Janson-a former Consular Ops legend known as "The Machine" for his deadly speed and accuracy-has a new mission. Sickened by the "sanctioned serial killings" ordered by the state department, Janson has left covert operations and is now a private security consultant. In partnership with deadly sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he only takes assignments that he believes will lead to the greater good.

When American Synergy Corporation oil executive Kingsman Helms begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid view it as the perfect opportunity to infiltrate ASC and disrupt the company's scheme to subvert independent oil-rich African countries into wholly-owned ASC subsidiaries.

Once on the ground, Janson and Kincaid discover that the pirates may be the least lethal threat in the violent chaos of anarchic Somalia. Is Allegra's kidnapping for real, or is she merely a pawn in her husband's machinations for control of the country? Janson and Kincaid quickly find themselves embroiled in a bewildering storm of plots and counterplots, and their fight to survive threatens to disrupt the entire region, and beyond...

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing




Rocketeer: Jet Powered Adventures - Coming May 6!

Modern pulp fiction with a retro twist! IDW presents ten original prose adventures featuring Cliff, Betty, Peevy, and a host of new villains. From murderous treasure-hunters and marauding Asian sky-pirates, to ancient Egyptian magicians and haunted mad scientists, the Rocketeer solves crimes and fights evil in these unique and exciting tales of jet-pack action and pin-up romance. Set between 1939 and 1946, with such historical characters as Howard Hughes, Hedy Lamarr, Tarzan's Johnny Weissmuller, and acclaimed Western writer Zane Grey, to name but a few.


Paperback: 376 pages



Runner (A Sam Dryden Novel) - Coming February 18!
by Patrick Lee


Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she’s running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal—to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn’t know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life—and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge.

Dryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he’s a man with the extraordinary skills and experience—as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of the danger they must face. Will Rachel’s own unremembered past be the most deadly of them all?

Series: A Sam Dryden Novel (Book 1)
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books






Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.
Another page from Martin Powell's adaptation of
Edgar Rice Burrough's
  JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Art by Mark Wheatley.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!
 


Artwork © Will Meugniot

 
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Now available!

 

It includes a special 100-page Club Membership Handbook which includes a comprehensive list of American sound serials in order of release date, Secret Codes, Video Lists, and much more, a Membership Certificate, Squadron Pin, Membership Card, Stickers, a Lone Ranger color lobby card repro and a beautiful mini-poster of Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers!

BASIC MEMBERSHIP Includes:
  • A 100 page 6x9" Squadron Member "Pocket Pal" Handbook which features an unprecedented 35-page list of all US serials, silent and sound, listed in order of their original release dates, and not just by year but day and month too which will make this the most accurate list of released serials ever, especially in relation to their release order. Directors, principal stars and chapter and studio info are all also in the list, and titles have been checked for missing "The"s and other inaccuracies. Serials which exist either complete or of which at least one chapter exists appear in bold type,and apparently completely-lost serials in standard. Also, importantly, distinctions have been made between what titles of the silents were serials with a continuous story and which were "series" with continuing characters featured in self-contained episodes. This will be an invaluable reference for serial fans and cinema historians alike! The Pocket Pal (which may actually become your new best friend) also includes: Other serial lists; by studio, re-release and feature version titles, lists of Mystery Heroes and Mystery Villains, etc., Lists of Republic Home Video serial VHS and laserdisc releases and other video info, room to add addresses and contact information for your Squadron pals, a 2014 Calendar, Ron "Pa Stark" Stephenson's valuable Serial Vital Statistics list, reprinted from the SerialFest 2008 Annual, which lists birth and death dates, cause of death and location for dozens of serial stars and keys to Secret codes which will be necessary to decode secret messages that will appear here and on the website.
  • Squadron Membership Certificate suitable for framing
  • Squadron membership card
  • Squadron pin
  • 6 Humorous Serial Character Stickers
  • A beautiful color art print of Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers
  • A Color Lobby Card Repro from THE LONE RANGER Chapter 1
  • And all rights and privileges due to Squadron Members including:
Access to Members-Only Pages and Forums (using your Squadron secret codes from the membership book) at the Squadron Website
Possible discounts on DVDs for sale or other special members-only offers
The knowledge your contribution helps encourage serial restoration & preservation

THUNDER RIDER Members are those interested in co-sponsoring, co-producing or producing a Squadron DVD release, with either a monetary sponsorship, loan or donation of a film or transfer, or a significant contribution of research or effort which helps bring a project to completion. More information about how to become a Thunder Rider will be posted shortly.  


THE SHADOW #21 - Arriving in comic shops January 8!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Covers: Alex Ross, Chris Bolson, Dennis Calero


The Shadow’s search for the secret of the girasol has lead him from the concrete canyons of New York City, to the snowy wastes of Siberia, and now to the peaks of the Himalayas, the fabled Roof of the World. But will he find the answers he seeks there or only his own death?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 18






The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Miss Fury/Black Sparrow Caper Continues

The Shadow Fan returns for his 61st episode! This week Barry reviews The Shadow Now # 3 and Noir # 2. As has been usual with The Shadow Now, Barry gets a bit heated during his discussion of the series. Thankfully, The Black Sparrow is around to help cheer him up.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

   

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death About Town - New!
Treasures of Death
Face of Doom
The Chinese Primrose

Tarzan - In The City of Gold (Volume 1):
The Complete Burne Hogarth Sundays and Dailies Library
Coming April 22, 2014!
 
Burne Hogarth is one of the most famous artists in the history of comic strips - at the peak with Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon) and Hal Foster (Prince Valiant). In 1936 he followed Foster on the massively popular Tarzan comic strip, and set a new standard for dynamics and excitement. This is the first of four exclusive volumes that will collect Hogarth's entire run, beginning with Tarzan and the Golden City.
 
Restored and reproduced in an oversized format, these editions will finally do justice to one of the most lauded illustrators of all time, whose work has been out of print for more than a decade.  
Details of illustrations:  
Full-color restorations of the newspaper strips, reproduced in the oversized full-page format made popular by current collections of Prince Valiant and Popeye the Sailor.
 
Hardcover: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1781163170
ISBN-13: 978-1781163177
$39.95


Titan Books


Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

The Eternal Triangle: Man, Woman, Monster - New!
Merry Christmas from Tellers of Weird Tales!
Aalla Zaata
Katherine Yates (?-?)
Hasan Vokine & Henri Decrouet
Theodore Snow Wood (1877-?)

Tom Johnson - Now available!
New Pulp Heroes

NEW PULP HEROES is now available in a 280-page paperback from FADING SHADOWS, $12.00, plus $3.99 postage (US).

Tom & Ginger Johnson compile 56 essays on new pulp characters, plus 2 essays on villains, plus much more data. Also included are new pulp fiction stories by grandma & grandpa Johnson: “The Mind Master” by Tom, and “The Origin of Mr. Minus” by Ginger. This will only be sold through FADING SHADOWS. This is very likely the first of several books that will chronicle the history of new pulp heroes, and their creators.

Order from Tom Johnson, 204 W. Custer St., Seymour, TX or contact  fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Tom & Ginger will be on The Book Cave discussing NEW PULP HEROES the week of January 2nd, 2014. Please listen in.

This volume is only being sold through FADING SHADOWS, so be the first to get your copies.



Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)

Available in book stores January 7!
Dreams of the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $25.99
Revolution: Secret World Chronicles Book III, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00
The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $26.95

Coming soon!
Ex-Purgatory, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, January 14, 2014
Iron Man: Extremis, Marie Javins, Marvel, $7.99, January 14, 2014
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, February 11, 2014
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, February 15, 2014
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, March 4, 2014
Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Larry Hama, Marvel, $24.99, March 18, 2014
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, J.M. DeMatteis, Marvel, $24.99, April 15, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Author not announced, Marvel, $24.99, May 20, 2014

S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  April 18, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.00, June 13, 2014
Resistence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99, July 08, 2014
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $7.99, July 09, 2014
Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Marvel, $24.99, July 15, 2014
 
 
William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Nine

“The Martian Baby” by Dan Barry was serialized by King Features Syndicate from November 15, 1954 to February 5, 1955.
 
The story gets underway in another tranquil setting with Flash and Dale enjoying a picnic in the country (Dale is supporting a very short, but stylish new haircut) only to have their peaceful interlude disturbed by a flying saucer that buzzes them so closely they are forced to run for cover. The saucer lands and reveals its occupant is a Martian baby crying for its mother.



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